|Trigger Warning: Content about Sexual Abuse
Dear Sagar Media Inc,
I was 10 when I was sexually abused. And I carried that burden with me for several years.
Over the years, I met many more survivors like me, trying to find the strength to heal their trauma.
One of them was my husband.
My husband was sexually abused at the age of 5 by a trusted caretaker. The abuse went on for a month.
My husband is brave and amazing. He fought hard to put the trauma behind him. But, he had to fight this battle alone and in silence.
Like my husband, lakhs of men are living isolated lives as the hidden victims of child sexual abuse.
Sagar Media Inc, sign my petition and ask the Government to conduct an in-depth study on male child sexual abuse.
People don’t believe that boys can be sexually abused. They laugh at men who have been abused.
I am the mother of a 17-year-old boy. I am the wife of a survivor. And I want to make sure that the Government wakes up and acknowledges this issue.
A study will help us understand the full extent of the problem. It will help boys and men seek support and counselling.
We need to understand the impact of sexual abuse on boys. It could prevent boys from growing up with violent tendencies. It could prevent men from repeating the cycle of violence and save other children and women too.
Sagar Media Inc, sign my petition and ask the government to take this important first step to end sexual violence against all children.
Thank you for your support,