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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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

5 Men Convicted of Gang-Rape in Delhi

Delhi has one of the highest rates of crime against women in India
A court in India has convicted five men of the November 2010 abduction and gang rape of a call centre worker.

The 30-year-old woman was attacked in the early hours after an office cab dropped her off near her home.

Her attackers abducted and raped her in a pick-up truck. A female colleague walking with her managed to escape.

Violence against Indian women is deeply entrenched. The 2012 gang rape and murder of a student in Delhi caused outrage and led to a change in the law.

Delhi - where hundreds of rapes are recorded every year - is often called the "rape capital of India", although the reporting of cases is going up all over the country.

Pronouncing the men guilty on Tuesday, Judge Virender Bhat said they would be sentenced on Friday.

The sentence must be a harsh one. The judge has to signal that rape and especially gang-rape is no longer tolerable in Indian society. He must make a step toward the end of the centuries old culture of rape.

The call centre worker and her colleague were from the north-eastern state of Mizoram. The case received a lot of publicity in India with students from north-eastern states participating in protest rallies in Delhi.

Twenty-five police teams were formed to find the rapists, sketches of suspects were released and more than 500 people were questioned. Several hundred pick-up vans were checked.

Delhi and its satellite cities of Gurgaon and Noida are hubs of India's information technology industry and have hundreds of call centres employing large numbers of women.

The crime forced call centres and other businesses to introduce new safety measures to protect women employees.