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Reports

Below you can find all the reports written by the Reclaimed Voices foundation. The reports can be downloaded free of charge as a pdf file.

However, we would kindly ask you to donate an amount of 5 euro to support the work of Reclaimed Voices.

(you can donate via the donate button under the link of the report)
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Sexual abuse with Jehovah's Witnesses
- Backgrounds and Recommendations

Foreword

Sexual abuse with Jehovah's Witnesses is a problem. To understand this problem, information is needed about the background of this religious organization, about their policies and about the religious convictions that play a role. This report is intended to provide information in a concise manner. The first and fourth chapters deal largely with translated material from reports of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse of Australia, a research committee that has investigated how various institutions deal with situations of sexual abuse and also the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses. investigated. The second chapter tries to provide insight into the procedures surrounding sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witnesses. Some quotes from victims emphasize this policy and what it did to them. In the third chapter, the recommendations from the Deetman report have been included and an attempt has been made to clarify to what extent Jehovah's Witnesses can do something with the recommendations in question and how they may react in order to avoid having to deal with them. The final chapter is about our Reclaimed Voices Foundation, about the origin, our mission and what goals we pursue. The responsibility for the first four chapters lies with Aswin Suierveld, the last chapter is by Raymond Hintjes.

We hope to contribute to a better understanding of the issue of sexual abuse in Jehovah's Witnesses.

January 2018,

Raymond Hintjes Religious Scientist and President Reclaimed Voices
Aswin Suierveld Theologian and general board member Reclaimed Voices

The entire report can be downloaded via:
Sexual abuse with Jehovah's Witnesses - Backgrounds and Recommendations

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