TOOLKIT INSIDE: Protecting Every Child and Ending Child Sexual Abuse
Our prevention program has had current and past success in creating a safe space for disclosure, supportive services, children’s services and advocacy. As well as fighting against the culture of silence that accompanies sexual abuse. In a truth and reconciliation survey conducted by BWB, we learned that 60 percent of Black girls in this country have experienced sexual abuse at the hands of black men before reaching the age of 18, yet the vast majority of incidents go unreported. Seven years ago, a similar study by the Black Women's Health Imperative found that number was closer to 40 percent. According to the Child Molestation Prevention Institute one of every five little girls and at least one out of every ten little boys are victims of a sexual abuser.