Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

No Words in North Korea for 'Rape' or 'Sexual Harassment'

Not because it doesn't exist, but because
it is completely ignored

Multiple defectors say the absence of terminology exists
in a society where sexual offenses go unpunished

Young women in North Korea are helpless when it comes to sexually offensive behavior, according to defectors. File Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo

By Elizabeth Shim

SEOUL, July 12 (UPI) -- There are no words to describe crimes such as rape and transgressions like sexual harassment in North Korea, according to defectors in the South.

New Focus International, a news service founded by a North Korean defector, interviewed resettled North Koreans who said they had "never heard of" terms like rape and sexual harassment until they arrived in the South.

The concepts don't really have a place in North Korea, according to the press report.

One defector identified by the surname Jang, originally from the North Korean border town of Musan, said North Korean security guards often tell women to "make do with their bodies" if they don't have money.

"They often joke that if women have nothing to give, they can at least give up their bodies," Jang told New Focus.

Security agents in North Korea who can wield power often call young women into their office to feel up their breasts.

Women are often helpless and cannot file complaints, Jang said.

"That is because accusing people in power of wrongdoing can undermine their own personal safety," the defector said.

Jang also witnessed a woman being sexually harassed by multiple North Korean soldiers in a privately operated bus.

When the woman raised her voice in protest, the soldiers started verbally attacking her and invited other soldiers to sexually humiliate her, Jang said.

Park Ok-kyung, a defector from the North Korean city of Hamhung, said she did not realize what sexual harassment was until she resettled in South Korea.

Park said when she first began her life in the South she was harassed sexually as she worked at a part-time job in a restaurant.

Two years later, she said she now could identify sexually offensive behavior.

North Korea declared gender equality in 1946 but defector testimonies show women are not being protected from abusive and violent behavior.

In March a female North Korean defector Kim Eun-mi testified that a group of North Korean soldiers recently gang-raped a North Korean woman crewmember on a train.