Studies show that 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18 (CDC). Many men suffer in silence due to a perceived threat to masculinity, shame, and a severe lack of support for male victims of sexual abuse. PAVE is forging relationships with the groups Male Survivor, 1in6, The Guys Project and Big Voice Pictures to help shatter the silence of sexual violence against men and boys.
Male Survivor is a PAVE Affiliate who is committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy, and activism. See their new PSA and campaign “Dare to Dream” by [clicking here].
Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. Boys and Men Healing is produced in association with the International Documentary Association. [click here]
1 in 6 has an important mission – to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood live healthier, happier lives. This includes providing resources for people who care about them. They recently released a PSA featuring Harrison Ford. [click here]
The Guys Project was started by long-time PAVE Supporter Gabe Wright, who is an outspoken male survivor. Gabe has worked with PAVE to shatter the silence of sexual violence in the deaf and hard of hearing communities as well.
Order the award-winning DVD “Boys and Men Healing.” Film participant Tony Rogers was featured on Oprah after her staff viewed this incredible documentary.