The secret locals knew: ‘Do you want to bring some friends along?’


WARNING: This video series has graphic descriptions of rape, sexual violation, substance abuse and discusses suicide and self-harm. It is recommended for adult audiences only.

Paul’s mother had died when a man offered to help his father out with respite care. The man had cool space invader games and slot car sets. But he also allegedly sexually molested Paul. Many in the township knew the man had been ‘done for girls’ previously, and then they found out about Paul and the others.

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One in six boys will be sexually abused before they are 18.  In this video series, 10 men have told their stories to Challenge the Silence on the issue. All grew up believing they were the only ones it had happened to. Now, they want other victims to know they are not alone and, if they are ready, help is there for them.

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