Despite the Royal Commission finding that the Jehovah’s Witnesses do not ‘adequately protect’ children from abuse, they’ve decided not to sign up for the redress scheme, citing the differences in their institution.
Enacted in the wake of the Royal Commission, the redress scheme forces institutions to counsel and compensate child abuse survivors. Those who don’t join will be shamed publicly.
While some victims of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church may see justice, but for the vast majority, my dad included, it is already too late.
The news about George Pell hit home, as I thought of my uncle, a victim of the church, one who didn’t survive to see judgement served.
We’ve been hearing the notable instances of sexual assault in Hollywood. However, I’d like to illustrate the choices those who ‘haven’t made it’ face, those who are told they must do it in order to have a career. They don’t.