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Article from by Domini M. Torrevillas

Boys sexually abused too

“A study shows that boys are as sexually abused and more physically abused than girls. This is on account of energies and neighborhood conversations about sexual abuse seem to focus only on girls.

For the first time, a non-government child-focused institution, the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse (CPTCSA), takes the cudgels for boys whose situations have been neglected in interventions that empower girls and women.

Zenaida Rosales, executive director of CPTCSA, said the organization conducted a major global scoping study with the international network Family for Every Child Global Alliance that explored the realities of boys who experience sexual violence.”

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