THE COMMUNITY SQUARED PROJECT

Government research indicates that up to 14% of men and boys in England & Wales have suffered from sexual violence.

This means that nearly 4 million men in the UK are living with the legacy of abuse

This not only has a devastating effect on the individual, but also has serious consequences & costs for society as a result of the repercussions of abuse, such as:

- withdrawal & self-isolation
- interrupted education
- problems with drink & drugs
- antisocial behaviour & crime
- mental health problems
- intimacy & trust issues
...and ultimately, the loss to our communities of a man’s ability to reach his full potential.

Therefore, as a community, we feel that each and every one of us has a part to play in enabling male survivors to be heard.

The solution lies with us.

Please take 10 minutes to give us your thoughts and feelings around the sexual abuse of men and boys. 
What do you think needs to happen to create a community that is aware, confident and able to respond effectively to sexual abuse?

After the first few questions that capture some basic demographic information, all of the subsequent questions are optional so feel free to skip through them according to how much time you feel you can give it - we'd rather get some input on a couple of questions than none at all!

If you want to know more about the purpose of the project, read our C2 leaflet click here: http://bit.ly/1voQpCk

    DO YOU AGREE?

    We have been thinking a lot about this issue and what we hear are two main problems: - men have difficulty in speaking out about their abuse - the community has difficulty in hearing & knowing how to respond. 
 Therefore, we are launching a community-led programme to explore how we, together, can solve this problem.
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