Published on January 22, 2018
By Angela Robertson and Kyra L. Young
PEACEKEEPERS FORCES CONTINUE TO ABUSE CHILDREN AND WOMEN IN AFRICA
Bishop Toris T. Young has dispatch teams to Bagui
BANGUI, Central African Republic----Bishop Toris T. Young, Council Of Bishops Of Greater Bibleway Church International (GBCI) is horrified by the many reports we have received over the last few weeks. The United Nations have to know about shocking allegations that U.N. peacekeepers raped women and children in this impoverished, war-batters nation. Leaders Of GBCI Crisis team spoke to accusers who said U.N. staff rape with impunity despite pledges by U.N. leaders to end the abuses. Bishop Young said, "I am ashamed of the so-called international community for not doing their jobs when it comes to poor people who are abused such as these, I am sick and tired of being sick and tired of hearing these same stories so often I am sick to the core".
There are reports that boys 10 years old have been raped and traumatized by these actions of U.N. Peacekeepers. U.N. international peacekeeping forces were sent to the Central African Republic to stabilize the country after more than a decade of civil war. While there, soldiers sexually abused hundreds of boys, girls, and women, according to our sources and other child rights organizations and the record of the United Nations own records. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres acknowledged the exploitation and pledge when he took office a year ago to crack down on these abusers. Bishop Young said sexual exploitation and abuse have no place in our world and we who have a voice should stand up and sound out like a trumpet in Zion shedding light on these and other abuse that affect so many people around the world. We must bring these people to justice and we must fight for those who can not fight. "I am calling on all human societies around the world to join me on facebook and twitter and let us send a clear message to the U.N. this abuse must stop and stop NOW".
(GBCI) has sent teams to Bouar, Bangui and other area`s of Central African Republic to help those victims of this abuse and to provide prayer and counseling to those in need "We are committed to providing a safe environment for both peacekeepers and the people of this region, we demand that all be ensured the physical, mental safety that they so deserve. Last year, U.N officials vowed to improve funding and staffing to address sex abuse cases. Atul Khare, the undersecretary general, said those efforts led to a 50% drop in assaults on children by peacekeepers across the globe during the first 11 months of 2017 compared with our new strategy is bearing some initial fruit," said Khare, who conceded that even one allegation is one too many". Greater Bibleway Church International data is contrary to what the U.N. is saying many people are afraid to come forward and are hiding in the shadows and we must demand that the U.N. do more. Bishop Young said "Let us dare not forget today and forever that we are heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of leaders-Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace that only God can grant us, proud of our ancient heritage and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing og those human rights to which this world must be committed, and to which we are committed as a church, leaders today at home and around the world we will bring an end to abuse wherever it exists."
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