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What is the Global Collaborative?

The Global Collaborative is a survivor led network of child advocacy organizations, survivor networks, academic and faith-based institutions, and governments committed to ending Child Sexual Abuse.

 

We are calling on the International Community to Establish an Annual Day of Observance for Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Prevention, Healing, and Justice.

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What Are Our Goals?

  • Raise Awareness of this Global Public Health Crisis

  • Educate the Public on Steps they can Take to Protect Children Online, at Home, and in their Communities

  • Advocate for Resources for Victims & Survivors

  • Promote Public Policy for Prevention and Protection of Children from Sexual Predators

Events Across the Globe

  • Bolivia

  • Canada

  • Honduras

  • Ghana

  • India

  • Kenya

  • Liberia

  • Nepal

  • Nigeria

  • Rwanda

  • Sierra Leone

  • Uganda

  • United Kingdom

  • USA     (Read More)

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Facts about Childhood Sexual Abuse

  • The World Health Organization reports 120 million girls and young women under 20 years of age have suffered some form of forced sexual contact.

  • In some parts of the world, one out of every two children have experienced sexual abuse

  • Child sexual abuse is not solely restricted to physical contact; such abuse could include noncontact abuse, such as exposure, voyeurism, and child pornography.​

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  • According to a 2003 National Institute of Justice report, 3 out of 4 adolescents who have been sexually assaulted were victimized by someone they knew well.

  • Victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation are at increased risk of experiencing long-term consequences to their physical and mental health, wellbeing, and economic independence.  

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  • Studies found that 1 in 5 women, and 1 in 13 men report experiencing sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Because of the shame, stigma, and fear associated with their experience, at least sixty percent of child sexual abuse victims never disclose their abuse.

  • Children who do not live with both parents as well as children living in homes marked by parental discord, divorce, or domestic violence, have a higher risk of being sexually abused.

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