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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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Brutally Misogynistic Men - Is There any Hope for Indian Women and Children?

It has been 4 years and 8 days since 6 Indian men in Delhi beat a man and a young woman with an iron bar (tire iron) for resisting being raped. The woman was raped by all 6 men, tortured in such horrible ways that I still will not describe them, and then thrown out of the moving bus. She suffered dreadfully for 13 days before mercifully dying in hospital in Singapore.

It is apparent that despite the uproar caused by this and many other brutal tragedies that have occurred since, Indian men still believe they have the right to rape or sexually assault a woman or girl with impunity. The men on the bus had decided that because the young woman was out in public after 8 pm that she deserved to be raped and beaten. And because she resisted, they felt they had the right to torture and murder her. Is there anyone outside of the sub-continent who doesn't think this is sheer madness?

And yet, on and on it goes with no sign of abating. A few changes to the law to allow speedier convictions for child abusers and stronger sentencing is about all that has been done by the Indian government. It isn't nearly enough. Indian men need a major cultural makeover. This inhuman behaviour has been going on for hundreds, and probably thousands of years and it will not change overnight without a major campaign by the government to educate people and to set examples declaring such evil will not be tolerated anymore. 

10 y/o Girl set on fire for resisting rape
Woman beaten with stick in India for
resisting sexual assault


A woman was beaten at a marketplace in India by men who allegedly attempted to molest her. The victim of the assault has reportedly threatened to shoot herself if her attackers are not brought to justice.

Video of the incident, which took place in Uttar Pradesh in India’s Mainpuri district, shows the woman in a brawl with a group of men when another man approaches with a large stick and proceeds to strike her with it.

The woman reportedly asked men at the market for directions before they attempted to grope her and remove her dupatta (head covering). When she resisted, she was beaten with a stick and the men shouted abusive language at her.

The woman’s husband was also struck, according to the reports, while her daughter witnessed the incident.

In the video, the woman can be seen bleeding and is reported to have sustained head injuries. She registered a complaint with police and reportedly threatened to shoot herself if the culprits were not arrested.

Three people are being sought by police in relation to the incident, an official told The Indian Express. One of the suspects, Anand Yadav, was arrested Wednesday morning.

Earlier this month, a 10-year-old schoolgirl suffered burns to 60 percent of her body after kerosene was poured on her. She told police she had been resisting rape by two men at the time.

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10yo Indian girl stripped, set ablaze, thrown in abandoned well for resisting rape attempt

© Krishnendu Halder / Reuters

A 10-year-old schoolgirl who suffered burns to 60 percent of her body told police two unidentified men in a Jharkhand village, eastern India, poured kerosene on her, set her on fire and threw in a dried well for resisting rape.

Police have registered attempted rape and murder charges against two men who are missing, and detained five suspects for questioning, the Hindustan Times reported.

The girl was playing outside her home in Seraikela-Kharsawan district’s Kandra village on Wednesday morning when two men turned up and tried to lure her away with candy, she said.

When the girl refused, they picked her up by force and took her to a stone-crushing unit in the village, police said. There the pair stripped her and tried to rape her. The 10-year-old told police that when she resisted and tried to escape, the men caught her, poured kerosene on her back, set ablaze and threw her into an abandoned well. Then they fled.

Severely burnt, the girl shouted for help. Luckily, her cries were heard by a woman who was passing by. Locals pulled the girl out and informed her parents and police, the newspaper reported.

She was rushed to hospital.

“The victim gave her statement to the police. We have registered a case. The girl said that she could identify the men, but did not know them by name,” an official associated with the case said, as quoted by the Indian Express.

The men who were detained were not locals, Kandra police station in-charge Arvind Kumar Singh said, according to the Hindustan Times. The girl’s family recently moved to Kandra from West Bengal, and police were investigating if an acquaintance may have been involved in the assault, Singh said.

Sexual violence in India caused an outrage across the country and overseas in 2012, when a 23-year-old Delhi student was gang-raped on a moving bus and later died in hospital.

That attack led to mass street protests about the high levels of violence against women, and prompted the Indian government to toughen jail sentences for rapists. Perpetrators found guilty now receive a minimum 20 years in prison, instead of the previous 10 years. The maximum sentence is life behind bars.

Nearly 35,000 rape cases registered in 2015

Despite public demonstrations and changes in legislation, rape and violence against women is a frequent occurrence in India. At least 34,651 cases of rape were reported in 2015, statistics released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed. Victims knew their offenders in 33,098 of those cases.

That is nearly 100 rapes per day and those are only the rapes that are reported.