For Guys

31% of purchased children are boys and 90% of child sex trafficking offenders are men.

 The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking is our issue because boys are being bought too and men largely, make up the demand for the sexual exploitation of children. As men, we have a special role to play in ensuring all children feel safe in their own communities.

Let’s break it down.

 The sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking is our issue because boys are being bought too and men largely, make up the demand for the sexual exploitation of children. As men, we have a special role to play in ensuring all children feel safe in their own communities.

Let’s break it down.

It’s taboo to think that boys are being exploited for sex, but they are. Some reasons boys don’t come forward to speak their truths:

“Boys can’t even be sex trafficked”: Assumptions like this are dangerous because it implies that boys can’t be victims.  This keeps them out of the conversation and limits the amount of resources they can access.

“Boys shouldn’t show their emotions”: This promotes the idea that boys who show certain emotions are “soft” or “weak,” because these signs of emotions symbolize a lack masculinity.

“You’re a guy, you should like it”: In many societies, males are pushed to be sexually active and to show off their sexual history, but this is not the case for all males. It doesn’t matter if the victim is male or female, if the victim is under 18, it’s wrong. Period.

So, how can we help boys heal?

Never assume you know someone’s story. Give them the opportunity to speak openly about their experiences and validate them. Point them to resources where they can get help.

It’s taboo to think that boys are being exploited for sex, but they are. Some reasons boys don’t come forward to speak their truths:

“Boys can’t even be sex trafficked”: Assumptions like this are dangerous because it implies that boys can’t be victims.  This keeps them out of the conversation and limits the amount of resources they can access.

“Boys shouldn’t show their emotions”: This promotes the idea that boys who show certain emotions are “soft” or “weak,” because these signs of emotions symbolize a lack masculinity.

“You’re a guy, you should like it”: In many societies, males are pushed to be sexually active and to show off their sexual history, but this is not the case for all males. It doesn’t matter if the victim is male or female, if the victim is under 18, it’s wrong. Period.

So, how can we help boys heal?

Never assume you know someone’s story. Give them the opportunity to speak openly about their experiences and validate them. Point them to resources where they can get help.

Leverage your power of influence

Men overwhelmingly create the demand and perpetuate the sexual exploitation of children. While not all men sexually exploit children, those that do use their physical strength, blackmail and/or manipulation to control their victim(s).

This is why we call for men’s vigilance and humanity to become advocates against the sexual exploitation of children. As men, we have the opportunity to lead by example and ensure that girls and boys are protected. So what can you do to become a male advocate?

Fundraise

Raising funds helps support vulnerable children and survivors of sexual exploitation with rehabilitation and reintegration, so they can rebuild their lives. Learn about our Survivor Care work and check out our fundraising toolkit for tips and ideas.

Volunteer

Join our network of volunteers and use your passions and talent to help stamp out the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking.

 

Leverage your power of influence

Men overwhelmingly create the demand and perpetuate the sexual exploitation of children. While not all men sexually exploit children, those that do use their physical strength, blackmail and/or manipulation to control their victim(s).

This is why we call for men’s vigilance and humanity to become advocates against the sexual exploitation of children. As men, we have the opportunity to lead by example and ensure that girls and boys are protected. So what can you do to become a male advocate?

Fundraise

Raising funds helps support vulnerable children and survivors of sexual exploitation with rehabilitation and reintegration, so they can rebuild their lives. Learn about our Survivor Care work and check out our fundraising toolkit for tips and ideas.

Volunteer

Join our network of volunteers and use your passions and talent to help stamp out the sexual exploitation of children and child sex trafficking.

Contact Us

8865 Woodbine Avenue
Unit D3, Suite 124,
Markham, ON
L3R 5G1 Canada

OneChild Network & Support Inc. is a registered Canadian charity: No. 831160544RR0001

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222

General Inquiries: info@onechild.ca
Youth Inquiries: youth@onechild.ca

1.905.886.2222