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Start by Believing: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Last week, I attended the annual conference of End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) whose signature awareness campaign, “Start By Believing,” aims to validate those who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. When I think about men who have had those experiences, I’m often reminded how the expectation of invulnerability that most cultures demand of… Learn more »

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Boys and Men: Survivors of Sexual Violence

The Taos News March 28, 2016 By Malinda Williams Sexual violence happens to people of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, religions, abilities, professions, incomes, races and ethnicities. Although females have a much higher risk of sexual assault during their lives, males are also victims, particularly as boys and adolescents. As in sexual assaults against females,… Learn more »

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The Many Faces of Resilience: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

(This post originally ran on October 24, 2013) In my 15 years as a child-protection social worker, what ultimately impressed me even more than the unimaginable trauma and loss I became privy to, was the remarkable survival instinct that enabled the boys and girls I worked with to move forward with their lives (though admittedly… Learn more »

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#MenToo: 1in6 Thursdays on the Joyful Heart Foundation Blog

Two Mondays ago, I was sitting in a car on a side street in Times Square. It was surreal. Nine years ago, we launched the non-profit you know as 1in6 to support men who had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences in childhood to live healthier happier lives. In those early days, we decided that one… Learn more »

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It’s Not ‘Just a Women’s Issue.’ Men Are Survivors Too.

Huffington Post March 7, 2016 By Maile Zambuto, CEO of the Joyful Heart Foundation, and Steve LePore, Executive Director of 1in6 We’ve all heard the dismissive refrains — things like “that doesn’t happen to guys,” “what kind of guy would let that happen to him,” or “he seems just fine to me.” The beliefs —… Learn more »

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