Community Squared

How we are working for change with our community...
We believe that sexual abuse is a community level issue...


And needs us to tackle it as a community

Our research shows that it takes a male survivor of childhood sexual abuse an average of 26 years to disclose what happened to them.

Men tell us that the main reason it took them this long was their fear about how they would be heard.
It was the stigma and stereotypes that still persist around male victims kept them silent.

In response, we have set up the Community Squared (C2) campaign – working with our community to understand why these stereotypes persist and how we can change how they think and talk about male survivors.

A key element within this has been the development of series of public plays and performances designed to explore the experience of male survivors – and our role within their stories.

These include: