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Campaign on male child sexual abuse survivors launched in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jul 6 (UNI) A city-based social organisation today
launched an online photo campaign on male child sexual abuse
survivors who speak about their horrific experiences.
The campaign, End The Isolation, launched on social media
platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter,
documents the stories of five men who were sexually abused as
children, in an attempt to reveal that male child sexual abuse is
an ignored reality in India.
The campaign, launched by the Hope Foundation, coincides
with growing momentum on a Change.org petition asking the
Ministry for Women and Child Development to do an in-depth study
on male child sexual abuse.
Over 11,000 people have signed the petition on Change.org till date.
Durga Nandini, head of communications of the Foundation,
here today said, ''We have started the Change.org petition to
gather public support for this noble cause. In the photo campaign
the survivors will be seen speaking about their painful and
difficult stories."
"The petition will be sent to Union Women and Child Welfare Minister
Maneka Gandhi demanding to issue an order for an in-depth study
on the issue,'' Ms Nandini.

''Through this online photo campaign and my Change.org
petition, I hope many more survivors of male child sexual abuse
gather courage to speak out about their experiences. I am a
survivor myself but I realised that my husband has also been
sexually abused as a child, which means this violence is not
gender specific,'' Insia Dariwala, founder of The Hands of Hope
Foundation, said.

In her petition, Ms Dariwala says, ''The government’s 2007
study on child abuse reports that a shocking 53.2 per cent of
children say they have experienced one or more form of sexual
abuse."
"Of this number, 52.9 per cent are boys. Boys of all ages,
and of all backgrounds, across locations and states, report that
they have experienced sexual abuse.''
In the backdrop of such shocking numbers, Ms Dariwala spent
many years scoping and documenting male survivors.
She interviewed over 100 of them, and in the end 5 survivors decided
to lend their faces and voice to this campaign.
In her petition, she also says, ''It is quite unfortunate
that while on one hand, a girl’s sexual abuse is scorned and
looked at as a serious crime, most men are pressurised by society
to pass off their sexual abuse as a rite of passage.''
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