Advocate fundraises to help male sexual abuse survivors
A P.E.I. man is fundraising for a creative writing workshop to help male victims of sexual assault.
Mike Avery hopes to raise $10,000 to bring the Voices and Faces Project to the Island. The project works to raise awareness about sexual violence through personal stories from survivors.
Avery is a long time member of P.E.I.'s Provincial Child Sex Abuse Advisory Committee. The committee donated $500 towards the project.
Avery says workshops such as this are needed for the recovery of the male sex abuse victims.
"The money that it would cost to bring it here is well spent in recovery," said Avery.
"Some of the people who attend the prior workshops have gone on to take creative writing programs. Some have even authored books. They discuss what survivors need to do to heal."
The City of Charlottetown donated $300. Avery has also asked the provincial and federal governments for support.
- The Child Sex Abuse Advisory Committee is not fundraising to bring the Voices and Faces Project to P.E.I., as this story previously stated. It did donate $500 to the initiative.Jun 18, 2013 9:46 AM AT