Child sexual abuse has always occurred and is always exploitative. Globally, the sexual abuse of children is of epidemic proportions with UNICEF (2013) estimating 223 million children (1 in 3 girls and 1 in 7 boys) experience sexual violence. This MRC Event draws together British and International evidence to interrogate our understanding of the perpetrators who collectively form a determined and predatory force. We demonstrate how our quest for knowledge requires a critical lens as we traverse dominant narratives within virtual and physical plains. We argue that collective activism which seeks to strengthen individuals, families and communities is a key part of the solution.
Confirmed presentations and speakers at this Making Research Count include:
Destabilising child sexual abuse has to be everybody’s business
Critical narratives around CSE: race, faith and avoiding essentialism
Travelling to learn and returning to inspire: from sick kids to SicKids
The event will be chaired by Tony Long, Professor of Child and Family Health at the University of Salford.
UPDATE: The presentations from the event are now available to view and download on SlideShare, and include Prof Rowland’s videos from M’Lop Tapang and The NGY Show.
UPDATE: The full film of the event is also available to view through our YouTube channel.