LIFEalerts – Paedophilia


Indonesia – Soap opera normalizing pedophilia

Indonesians are calling for severe sanctions on a TV network after it aired extremely disturbing content in a soap opera pertaining to the sexualisation of a child.  The show depicts a man in his late thirties using the powers of manipulation to marry a high school student as his third wife, who is portrayed by a 15-year-old actress. Government officials have said child marriage in Indonesia is at alarming levels in recent years, leading to President Joko Widodo raising the minimum age for marriage for women from 16 to 19. Yet child marriage continues to be practiced due to religious and/or cultural loopholes. More

Germany – Proposed treatment model for Pedophilia

Prevention Project Dunkelfeld was founded by a German sexologist, who and directs, Arguably the world’s most radical social experiment in treating pedophilia. The treatment proposes: not reporting those who have offended and promoting prevention, rather than punishment. The team encourages people who are sexually attracted to children and adolescents to come forward to receive therapy and medication instead of acting on their urges or going untreated by health professionals. Thousands have reached out for help. Unlike most countries, Germany’s law does not mandate professionals to report child abuse that has or might occur. Interest in the program’s model is growing worldwide. More