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Our Reason for Being…….. St. Bernadette´s Residential Home

Sexual abuse is one of the more extreme forms of violence towards children, a reality in our country of Peru that is becoming ever more evident and threatening. Various studies at the national and international level confirm that Peru is one of the countries where sexual abuse is more prevalent. Diana Portal, commissioned by the Women´s Rights and People´s Defense offices states, in a

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A Mother’s Anguish

The nightmare started whenever I found my daughter Diana of 10 years of age bleeding from her wounds after being sexually abused. I rushed her to the hospital thinking that she would be safe there, and treated for her wounds like any other patient, but after one night she was taken off in a car without my being told her destination. I ran after

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Every Child is Born with Rights, like a flower with petals.

Adults, whether mother, father, relative, teacher, friend or neighbour, relate daily with children and adolescents. So, it is good to ask ourselves, how do we approach them?  Does the relationship that we establish help them to grow? The reality is, we assume different attitudes according to how we see children, and relate to them according to the expectations we have of them.   In

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Invisible Children

If we look closely at the way the “space” in which we live, at home, in the neighbourhood and city, we will realize that everything is done with adults in mind. There are few secure spaces that are agreeable and motivate sufficiently our children to develop healthily, freely and creatively. The same happens with our time. The family timetable dedicates little time to conversation,

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