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Surviving R. Kelly and the music industry: Where were the parents?

The recent airing of Surviving R. Kelly, a docuseries giving spotlight to alleged victims and witnesses of multiple cases of sexual abuse committed by producer and singer R. Kelly, has reignited an ongoing conversation about how girls are exploited in the music industry. Although the allegations against the self-proclaimed ‘Pied Piper’ which span decades are shocking … Continue reading Surviving R. Kelly and the music industry: Where were the parents?

Prejudice

I am a church leader in his 60s who is continually understanding how much he still must learn. Over the last few years I have discovered lots about prejudice, especially my own. I have become aware that our prejudices impact how we view everything, including CSE. Judgements about young victims on the basis of their gender, ethnicity or … Continue reading Prejudice

Children spend lots of time online playing games. Can we keep them safe?

Online gaming For many children growing up today, screen time is a normal part of their week, or even part of their daily activities. Whether played through a smartphone, PC, dedicated console or other device, people in the UK spend more time gaming than anywhere else in the world. 13% of children aged 8-11 and … Continue reading Children spend lots of time online playing games. Can we keep them safe?

FACES in Luton: Creating a constructive approach to challenging Child Sexual Exploitation in all its forms

Recently  my friend and colleague Rehana Faisal in a post ‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’ strongly critiqued the approach taken by Qulliam Foundation’s report “Group-Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting “Grooming Gangs”, and especially the recent attempts at defence of that report by the organisation’s chair, Maajid Nawaz. She joins a growing number who take … Continue reading FACES in Luton: Creating a constructive approach to challenging Child Sexual Exploitation in all its forms

Luton Mosque raises money to tackle child sexual exploitation

Local UK Islamic Mission mosque, Madina Masjid, recently welcomed FACES member Sujel Miah to talk about our work addressing child sexual exploitation in Luton. Sujel represents Luton Council of Mosques on the FACES working group and has been instrumental in supporting our engagement work and conferences. He spoke at both jummah congregations at Madina Masjid, the … Continue reading Luton Mosque raises money to tackle child sexual exploitation

‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’

Maajid Nawaz, self-styled Islamic ‘reformer’ and Founder of the Quilliam Foundation recently tweeted: ...Yet more ‘grooming gang’ (racially aggravated gang rape) convictions. Once again, all convicted are of my own heritage: British Pakistani Muslim. And there are more to come. Enough with the denial. Name it. Shame it. Protect the children. This tweet is the … Continue reading ‘Name it. Shame it. Protect the children’