This Thursday, for the first time ever, the Vatican will be questioned about its record on child sexual violence by an international body. SNAP and CCR will be there and are hosting a reportback via Livestream directly after the review to report about it to survivors, advocates and supporters.
Throughout the world, children and vulnerable adults are subjected to widespread and systemic rape and sexual violence by priests and others associated with the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican’s policies and practices enable this violence and the Vatican must implement fundamental changes. SNAP and CCR submitted reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child detailing how the Holy See has violated the core principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. On Thursday, the Committee will review and question the Vatican on their record. Tune in for a report on the review and hear about our impressions and next steps.
What: Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights livestream reportback after the Holy See review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
When: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8pm CET, 2pm EST
How: Tune in here. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter and ask questions before or during the livestream by tweeting to the hashtag #HolySeeConfess or by emailing questions to askCCR@ccrjustice.org.
You can also watch the full UN review here. The review will take place on Thursday, January 16, 2014 from 10am-1pm CET, (4am-6am EST) where the Vatican will be reviewed on their compliance with the Convention on Rights of the Child and 3pm-6pm CET the Vatican will be reviewed on their compliance with the Optional Protocols on the Sale of Children, Child Prostitution and Child Pornography.
**This will be broadcast in the English language.