news items – Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community, violence against women in Turkey, claims Jehovah Witnesses’ is hiding child sexual abuse claims, Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries, Knox Grammar School

This week there were news articles on how sex abuse tore apart Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community, protests over violence against women in Turkey, claims Jehovah Witnesses’ is hiding child sexual abuse claims, Australia’s royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse, Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries, Victorian Government to remove time limit for legal action for child abuse civil claims and the Knox Grammar School accused of being a home to a ‘large paedophile cohort’.

Rabbis’ absolute power: how sex abuse tore apart Australia’s Orthodox Jewish community
Yeshivah leaders in Sydney and Melbourne chose to preserve the prestige of their faith over the safety of children.
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/19/rabbis-absolute-power-how-sex-abuse-tore-apart-australias-orthodox-jewish-community
http://goo.gl/ELJvCy

Manny Waks: I’m the ‘troublemaker’ who blew the whistle on Jewish abuse scandal
Manny Waks is still living with the impact of years of abuse inside Australia’s Yeshivah centres. Before he can reclaim his life, he says, more people must resign in the wake of the child sex abuse royal commission
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/16/manny-waks-i-was-the-yeshivah-troublemaker-i-hope-now-everyone-can-see-why
http://goo.gl/D1Ki2w

Brutal slaying leads to protests over violence against women in Turkey
http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-slaying-of-turkish-woman-leads-to-street-protests-over-womens-rights-20150214-story.html
http://goo.gl/D1Ki2w

Investigation Claims Jehovah Witnesses’ Watchtower Is Hiding Child Sexual Abuse Claims
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/18/jehovahs-witness-child-sex-abuse_n_6705852.html
http://goo.gl/G6pgnY

Yeshivah abuse victim says scholarship was removed after he reported rape
Victim of jailed abuser David Cyprys says principal Rabbi Abraham Glick cancelled the award after telling him of incidents, royal commission hears
Yeshiva college
Rabbi Pinchus Feldman did not alert police when the alleged abuser said he might leave the country.
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/feb/09/yeshivah-abuse-victim-says-scholarship-was-removed-after-he-reported
http://goo.gl/SJHsOT

Royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse
Latest news on Australia’s royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse
February 2015
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/royal-commission-into-institutional-responses-to-child-sexual-abuse
http://goo.gl/znyoGu

Rabbi pleads guilty to taping nude women at ritual bath
A prominent Orthodox rabbi acknowledged Thursday that for years he videotaped women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath, ultimately recording approximately 150 nude women.
http://helenair.com/news/national/rabbi-pleads-guilty-to-taping-nude-women-at-ritual-bath/article_0e282e91-f2cf-5966-9ccc-183bde2797f6.html
http://goo.gl/62fw9G

Insurers accused of hampering child abuse inquiries
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31594120

Insurance and Child Abuse File on 4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0537662

Essex child abuse: Increase in case probes ‘not surprising’ 
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-31588234

Child abuse civil claims: Victorian Government to remove time limit for legal action
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/legal-hurdle-for-sex-abuse-victims-set-to-be-abolished/6243576
http://goo.gl/6j7GMV

Knox Grammar School was home to ‘large paedophile cohort’, victim tells inquiry
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-24/knox-grammar-royal-commission-hears-child-abuse-rife-at-school/6247698
http://goo.gl/ieBnUL

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