Argentina – SNAP applauds formation of new survivors’ group
Statement by Tim Lennon, Volunteer President of SNAP’s Board of Directors (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org)
We are always proud and excited when victims take the initiative to organize themselves to speak out against clergy sexual abuse. SurvivorJulieta Añazco has done just that in Argentina. I had the privilege of meeting Julieta when she attended a SNAP conference in the United States a few years ago.
Julieta’s new group, Red de Sobrevivientes de Abuso Sexual Eclesiástico (Network of Survivors of Ecclesiastical Sexual Abuse), had its first national meeting recently in Paraná. The group is comprised of survivors, family members, psychologists, lawyers, and also former priests.
We honor all those who have courageously come together to form this Network of Survivors. We hope they will be there to comfort victims and protect children for many years to come.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for victims of sexual abuse in institutional settings. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 25,000 supporters. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Contacts - Tim Lennon (415-312-5820, tlennon@SNAPnetwork.org), Melanie Jula Sakoda (925-708-6175), Becky Ianni (703-801-6044, SNAPVirginia@cox.net)