“If it’s difficult for girls to talk about sexual violence, what we’ve seen is that it’s even more difficult for boys.”
“Action Against Violence and Exploitation’s assails gaps in the law on sexual abuse cases involving boys, detailing one case of a minor who only reported his experience after exhibiting symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection.”
“The study, “Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence,” is a four-country research in 2018 that involves the Philippines, Cambodia, India and Nepal. There were 79 respondents from the Philippines, originally 100 from five population groups but the researchers were not able to achieve this number because of the difficulty of getting male victims who are willing to speak.”
“The group conducted the study “Caring for Boys Affected by Sexual Violence” with the international network Family for Every Child Global Alliance. The study discussed the realities of boys who were sexually abused aged 17-24. The respondents came from the Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Nepal. “
Ms. Zenaida Rosales, Executive Director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Sexual Abuse during her interview on The Chiefs at ONE News.