The National Collective on Male Sexual Victimization (CNVAM) aims to bring together different actors in order to promote empirical knowledge on male victimization and the practical applications of this knowledge.
This project aims to increase knowledge about the characteristics, realities, difficulties and needs of male victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA). In Quebec, one boy in ten experiences CSA before the age of 18. Higher rates are observed when researchers use measures based on CSA as defined by Canadian laws, which do not require men to self-identify as victims. Given the social taboos associated with this issue, male survivors of CSA take on average more than 40 years to reveal the crimes they have suffered from, and few services are ready to welcome them once they disclose their stories.
Go to the CNVAM website