The Secretary General of the OMCT, Gerald Staberock, addressed the World Congress on Juvenile Justice setting out the challenges that States and civil society face when trying to protect children from torture and ill-treatment.
One of the big problems in the two north Borneo states is the exploitative development that has caused havoc especially in the interior of the region. Prema Devaraj looks at how this exploitation has extended to the sexual exploitation of marginalised indigenous girls and women. A more holistic and sustainable development model is needed to put an end to it.
A long-awaited report by a national action committee probing allegations of sexual abuse of Penan women and children is finally released – after much political and public pressure. The damning report concludes that the allegations are true and they were perpetrated by outsiders – including logging company workers and traders – who had dealings with the Penan community.