The Fight is a collection of articles from around the globe on the issue of pornography and sexual abuse against boys, and the effects on their lives as they grow into men.
Malawi: More Boys Experiencing Abuse Than Girls – Unicef
A study conducted by UNICEF has established that more boys in Malawi experience abuse than girls, Malawi24 has learnt.
The study which was conducted in 2013 aimed to establish the prevalence of violence against children nationwide expose acute prevalence of violence against children with more than half of the country’s children population experience violence and abuse including sexual exploitation.
A total of 2163 children (1029 girls and 1133 boys) aged between 13 and 24 participated as a representative of the country’s population of children and young people.
The study found that more than 70% of boys and 55% of the girls in Malawi experience some form of violence while growing up. The findings furthermore show that nearly 67% among boys and 40% among girls are subjected to physical abuse with more than two thirds of the population experience abuse before they turn 18 years old.
A woman wanted by authorities since July has been located and brought back to Cabell County to face charges related to the sexual assault of two teenage boys
As I said before, I was prompted into deeply thinking about this by one of my very angry friends… But rightly so… He said that there is absolutely no protection for men anywhere in the world, especially against women. At first, I was appalled; being a woman, naturally the first thing in my mind was how much women suffer, all across the globe- rape, domestic violence, forced free labor, prostitution, abduction, suicide etc. The next thing he said, threw enlightenment at me like a brick on my face. He said that men too suffer from every single one of these crimes, and its just that they don’t get the due importance. I realized how painfully true it was.
When a state government finds out a 14-year-old girl is a statutory rape victim of a 20-year-old man, the common reaction would be to file criminal charges to put the predator in jail. But for male victims, child support laws turn state governments into the allies of abusers instead of advocates for the victims.
Why the double standard when the victim is male?