There are a number of resources and organizations which can provide much needed help for survivors to heal and advocates to mobilize to seek justice to end clergy abuse. We have provided a few which might be helpful:
AFRICA – UGANDA
Totya Women: Totya Women provides support to women who have been sexually abused as children and teens through Life-Coaching in an online text based platform via SMS and WhatsApp. Anonymous interaction with women, who overcame sexual abuse themselves, enable users to speak about their experiences while receiving emotional care and self-help tools. The service is anonymous, free and available to all women.
Through service, women are able to believe in themselves and understand that what happened to them is not their fault and does not define them. They are encouraged and empowered to believe in themselves and achieve their goals. Women who have successfully transformed the experiences are encouraged to find strength in speaking up and often join campaigns to break the taboo. For continuous self-organized support among each other, self-help groups are initiated for the women, meeting regularly and in person, as well as organized trainings in Life-Coaching and Non-Violent-Communication will be encouraged and integrated to help other survivors in Totya.
Contact: Tel: +256759296003
Para la Confianza: Foundation Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission it is to combat child sexual abuse. It was created by the surgeon James Hamilton, journalist Juan Carlos Cruz, attorney Juan Pablo Hermosilla and José Andrés Murillo as a way of dealing with sexual abuse cases that occur in contexts of trust.
La Parole Liberee is an organization created to support the victims of the pedophile acts that took place within the Group Saint Luc from 1970 to 1991.
Eckiger Tisch: The Initiative ECKIGER TISCH is an organization of victims of sexual violence who were abused at Jesuit institutions in Germany. The ELEGANT TABLE was formed in the spring of 2010 and are calling for education, help and adequate financial compensation.
NAPAC: The National Association for People Abused in Childhood
A Charity in the United Kingdom offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.
La voz a ti debida is a blog by Journalist and Author Pedro Salinas who speaks out about clergy abuse.
Fundacja Nie lękajcie się: The Have No Fear Foundation is an organization in Poland that stands up and speaks out about pedophile priests and provides help for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.
L’Association du Groupe SAPEC, soutien aux personnes abusées dans une relation d’autorité religieuse (support for abused persons in a relationship of religious authority), founded in French-speaking Switzerland in 2010, is an organization created to support the victims of the pedophile acts.
It has signed an agreement with a few bishops and superiors of catholic congregations to constitute an original independent commission, the CECAR for Commission d’Écoute, de Conciliation, d’Arbitrage et de Réparation (Listening, Conciliation, Arbitration and Reparation Commission) which is operating now for one year and is in a process of confirming its total independence.
Bishop Accountability: Documenting the Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church
CRIN: The Child Rights International Network is a global research, policy and advocacy organization whose work is grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
SNAP: The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is a self-help group that supports people who have been victimized by clergy, and helps them try to pick up the pieces of their lives, heal and move forward.
The Nursing Home Abuse Center has created a support resource to provide a source of hope and empowerment to those affected by abuse in any form, especially sexual abuse. Sexual Abuse of Elderly Women Support Page.
Contact: Brian Mitchell, Director of Advocacy