Zero Tolerance on the Abuse of Hare Krishna Children

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1,440 Signatures Goal: 5,000

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Historically the Hare Krishna Movement (ISKCON) has had an unacceptably high tolerance for child abuse. This has created an environment where, Hare Krishna children have been a soft target for sex offenders.
There is an urgent need to raise the bar for child protection standards and to enforce stronger sanctions against perpetrators.

At present the Hare Krishna Child Protection Office (CPO) is subordinate to the Governing Body Commission (GBC).
The GBC hires and fires the CPO director as and when they see fit. Decisions on important cases still require the approval of the GBC. The present model has proven to be problematic and ineffective.

The CPO body needs to work in cooperation with the GBC, but it needs to be completely independent, transparent and accountable to the devotee public. Something similar to the way the BBT is structured.

The CPO needs adequate funding, manpower and resources. The director of the CPO needs to be able to avail of the support and experience of professionals in the field of child protection; have the full support of the greater devotee community and a good grasp of the history.

This can only be achieved with the blessings and support of the Vaisnava community at large.

Please lend your voice for the formation of an independent Child Protection Body, and to allocate 1% of the TOVP revenue towards the protection of Srila Prabhupada's children.

The results of this petition will be published on www.krishachildren.com, forwarded to the GBC and the CPO.

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 17, 2018
    Feb 17, 2018
    I very much agree with zero tolerance on child abuse.
  • Kushagra Kumar
    Kushagra Kumar India, Unnao
    Feb 01, 2018
    Feb 01, 2018
    Zero tolerance for such crime
  • Anna Rozario
    Anna Rozario United Kingdom
    Jan 27, 2018
    Jan 27, 2018
    CPO should ALWAYS be independent and impartial! Here in UK all schools-private and public have appointed CPOs placed directly on daily basis in every school and nursery but they report directly to governing body outside the school. SP said children are the future of ISKCON. What future are we creating? Hope my insignificant signature helps. Yhs Laksmi Nrisimha Priya dasi IDS
  • Krishna Kumari Culver
    Krishna Kumari Culver United States, Stuyvesant
    Jan 08, 2018
    Jan 08, 2018
    I want child abuse to stop
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