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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Sexual exploitation at Oxfam symptom of culture of death

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Sexual exploitation at Oxfam symptom of culture of death


by Chris McCormack

News Weekly, March 24, 2018

The revelations of sexual exploitation of women in Haiti by Oxfam GB aid workers is hardly surprising, given that many charities advocate the exploitation of women as part of their “charitable” efforts.

As Haitians tried to get on life amid the ruins,
they were offered sexual exploitation and death.

Following the Haitian earthquake in 2010, which was estimated to have killed 220,000 people, injured 300,000 and left 1.5 million homeless, charities flooded into the country in an effort to help those affected. According to The Times, Oxfam GB (Great Britain) rented a house in Delmas near Port-au-Prince. The Oxfam GB men who lived there called it “the whorehouse”. Large parties held with prostitutes, sometimes wearing Oxfam T-shirts, were called “young meat barbecues” with reports some of the girls were aged just 14 to 16.

Apparently, the men threatened the drivers to deliver the girls or face losing their jobs. Oxfam said allegations that underage girls were exploited were investigated but “not proven”.

Oxfam country director Roland van Hauwermeiren admitted using prostitutes but later changed his story. He and six other men who held positions of power left Oxfam after being investigated for actions ranging from using prostitutes on Oxfam property to possessing “pornographic and illegal material” on a work computer. Oxfam did not sack any workers because they did not want any adverse publicity and, until this year, had managed to keep it a secret.[1] Oxfam GB has been banned from operating in Haiti, pending a Haitian Government investigation.[2]

Julie Bindel in an article in the Independent wrote: “In 1999, during my first trip to Kosovo, shortly after the end of the war, I was told by my driver that a number of brothels were being built close to the area inhabited by a number of charities and UN organisations, because so many of the men stationed there were prolific prostitute users. I saw a number of men going in and out of these establishments, despite the fact that many of them were there to advise local law enforcers on anti-trafficking strategies.”[3]

Charities and United Nations agencies including UNICEF and UNFPA had already demonstrated they were morally bereft by actively promoting or funding abortions.

An article by Damian Wyld (“Aid agencies’ hidden abortion agenda”, News Weekly, February 4, 2012) revealed how charities including Oxfam, Amnesty International, Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), CARE Australia, Save the Children Australia, World Vision, Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), of which Red Cross Australia is a member, Rotary International and the Salvation Army either support abortion to a certain degree or wholeheartedly work to fund easy access to, or legalisation of, abortion throughout the world.

In fact, Amnesty International, while railing against violence against women, condemns the “Nordic Model” approach to prostitution, which penalises the buyer of sex, not the prostitute, and it calls for the complete decriminalisation of prostitution, which is known to increase sex trafficking, exploitation and violence against women and girls.

When charities or aid workers are driven by virtue signalling, self-righteousness or a “God complex” – that is, they think they are God as opposed to doing God’s work – the culture of the organisation and the workers will inevitably be one of self-gratification rather than of service to the needy.

The revelations of Oxfam workers’ sexual exploitation of Haitian girls is representative of the wider problem of the objectification and exploitation of women in society. Where the media acts as the abortion industry’s unrelenting champion by touting abortion as a “human right” and citizens come to accept that propaganda while ignoring the grotesque reality of the murder – often by dismemberment – of an unborn child (who in half the cases are girls), the exploitation and abuse of women proliferates. Similarly, where prostitution is accepted as a woman’s choice or “human right” leading to its legalisation, sex trafficking will follow.

What is also ignored is the real damage inflicted upon women, psychologically, physically and spiritually by having an abortion. Often, they are coerced by a family member, spouse or partner into having the baby killed. This is a direct abuse of women and girls (and their babies). Easy access to abortion enables a man to use a woman repeatedly for his own sexual gratification and then discard the baby (and often the woman) if the woman falls pregnant.

The late Charlotte Dawson, after being coerced into aborting her baby in 1999 by her husband, Olympic swimmer Scott Miller, wrote in her 2012 autobiography Air Kiss & Tell: “When I got home [from the abortion], I felt that something had changed. I felt a shift. Maybe it was hormonal, but I felt the early tinges of what I can now identify as my first experience with depression.”[4] In 2014 Charlotte Dawson committed suicide.

Abortion is not empowering for women, it simply makes them pawns in a game in which men can use them until they are no longer desirable.

When charities renounce the Judeo- Christian virtues on which they were founded, and push a pro-abortion agenda rooted in the racist eugenics of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood,[5] one of the eight founders of the largest abortion provider in the world – International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF)[6] – it is little wonder that “aid” workers who deal with these morally bankrupt organisations indulge in morally reprehensible behaviour, especially in countries with populations (blacks) that the Planned Parenthood founder wanted to exterminate.

(Sanger wrote in a 1939 letter to fellow eugenicist Dr Clarence Gamble, heir to the Procter & Gamble fortune: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.”)[7]

IPPF’s abortion tentacles span the globe and it reportedly stood to lose up to $US100 million[8] after U.S. President Donald Trump reinstated the Mexico City Agreement (MCA) that banned U.S. federal funds from going to non-government organisations (NGOs) that promote or perform abortions.

It is estimated that foreign NGOs could lose $790 million from the ban on funding abortions,[9] which shows just how endemic abortion funding is among NGOs that supposedly work to improve the lives of women and girls.

In fact, a Facebook page, “List of charities and organisations that are linked to Planned Parenthood and/or the culture of death”, which is by no means exhaustive, lists 89 U.S. charities/organisations that embrace abortion or embryonic stem cell “research”.[10] After Trump signed the MCA, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop sent $9.5 million of Australian taxpayer funds to IPPF’s Sprint program, which funds abortions in the Asia-Pacific region.[11]

When charities, the media, politicians and NGOs bleat about the sexual exploi­tation of women but simultaneously champion abortion “rights” or prostitutes’ “rights”, they perpetuate the damage done to vulnerable females.

References:

[1] Sean O’Neill, “Oxfam in Haiti: ‘It was like a Caligula orgy with prostitutes in Oxfam T-shirts’”, The Times, March 9, 2018.

[2] Will Pavia, “Oxfam banned from work in Haiti over prostitutes scandal”, The Times, February 23, 2018.

[3] Julie Bindel, “The prostitution claims surrounding Oxfam don’t surprise me. I’ve seen it all before with charities across the world – and the UN”, The Independent, February 12, 2018.

[4] Peter Baklinski, “Aussie celebrity who committed suicide admitted that her abortion triggered ‘depression bogeyman’”, Life Site News, February 25, 2014.

[5] Kate Scanlon, “13 things you probably don’t know about Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger”, The Daily Signal, July 22, 2015.

[6] What is the relationship between IPPF/WHR and Planned Parenthood?, International Planned Parenthood Federation.

[7] Margaret Sanger, Letter to Dr C.J. Gamble, December 10, 1939.

[8] Molly Redden,“‘Global gag rule’ reinstated by Trump, curbing NGO abortion services abroad”, The Guardian, January 24, 2017.

[9] Latika Bourke, “Australia pledges nothing to counter Donald Trump’s ‘global gag rule’ abortion order”, Sydney Morning Herald, March 3, 2017.

[10] Facebook page, “List of charities and organizations that are linked to Planned Parenthood and/or the culture of death”, July 1, 2011.

[11] Rachael Wong, “Funding the International Abortion Industry Fails Women”, Women’s Forum Australia, March 3, 2017.




























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