Child sex Abuse in the Somali community

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Mercury

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https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/media/1546/working-with-community-to-prevent-csa-in-the-home.pdf



Somali professionals felt it would be difficult for people to discuss concerns. The clan, extended family and family structure was felt to influence responses to cases or reports of child sexual abuse. It was explained that the priority for any family member was to preserve the reputation of the family and clan, in the eyes of others. When a member of one clan wronged the member of another, every member of the latter clan was said to feel entitled and obliged to take retribution on any member of the other clan, i.e. each clan member could act on behalf of and was perceived to be an ambassador for their clan (a similar arrangement was reported in Kenyan society, see Odero et al, 2014). When an incident occurred between members of different clans, to stop the possibility of an escalation of inter-clan violence, it was said negotiations would be held between clan leaders, who were always male. The aim of the negotiations was to preserve the peace and the reputation of each clan.

This process was also said to be applied when a member of one clan or family abused a child from another. Where inter-clan child sexual abuse occurred, it was said that there would be shame for the clan of which the abuser was a member. But interviewees told the project team that clan members of the abused child would also feel ashamed. If the child was a girl and the abuse was penetrative, the girl would not be considered fit to marry. This, it was felt, would be a cause of immediate distress for the family and in the long term for the girl (if she wanted to marry another Somali). For this reason, clan members were said to want to keep news of abuse out of the public domain, for making the issue public would not only damage the girl’s reputation, it would be seen as a betrayal of the requirement to preserve the reputation of their clan and a provocation of the clan of the abuser. Reparation was said to be agreed privately between clan elders. However, while this arrangement functioned to stabilise relationships between clan members and served to protect how people within the community perceived the girl’s fitness for marriage, it was felt that it led to the physical, emotional and psychological harm done to the girl going unaddressed. Keeping concerns private in this way was not exclusive to the Somali community. It was and remains common to many groups including local government, religious institutions, including some institutions whose purpose is to protect and promote the wellbeing of children (e.g. Jay, 2014).


The messed up part is clan members of the abused child would feel ashamed especiallly if the abuse was penetrative

Do you realize how fucked up that sounds?
 

Mercury

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Your header reads "child sex abuse in the Somali community" but your source mentions not 1 case (not that it doesn't exist) but typical NGO neolib propaganda
they talking about ways to prevent it from happening cause its something not talked about much
 
they talking about ways to prevent it from happening cause its something not talked about much
Is it something that happens more than the average compared to other communities? So they are saying in a lawless country they deal it through the clan and thr victim gets compensated while their identity is kept hidden? How would you deal with it?
 

Hatredfree

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Is it something that happens more than the average compared to other communities? So they are saying in a lawless country they deal it through the clan and thr victim gets compensated while their identity is kept hidden? How would you deal with it?


Exactly, the child is saved from public shame while the parents deal with the case
 

Mercury

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Is it something that happens more than the average compared to other communities? So they are saying in a lawless country they deal it through the clan and thr victim gets compensated while their identity is kept hidden? How would you deal with it?
Exactly, the child is saved from public shame while the parents deal with the case

Why would the child be shamed for being abused?
 
Exactly, the child is saved from public shame while the parents deal with the case
Yeah people like mercury gets off on constantly attacking somali community.....but what do they do for somali community. Its easy just to criticize people and point finger. Child abuse happens all over the world. In very weak governed countries they dont even deal with it
 
Not shamed....but protected for their own good. You think people who was abused as a child want everyone to know and see them differently? There is a reason why people dont like to share this. Because they dont want to be treated as a victim all the time
 

Mercury

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Yeah people like mercury gets off on constantly attacking somali community.....but what do they do for somali community. Its easy just to criticize people and point finger. Child abuse happens all over the world. In very weak governed countries they dont even deal with it

Somalis will die and kill for qabiil honor but when a woman is raped they remain silent

Let that sink in
 

RedStar

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Somalis will die and kill for qabiil honor but when a woman is raped they remain silent

Let that sink in

Mate I don't know where you've read that, but I've witnessed two clans in Faafan going at each other because a woman was raped. Almost 10 niggas died within 3 days.
 
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