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International Survivors’ Survey

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To better understand the impacts of survivors having their child sexual abuse recorded and/or distributed online, the Canadian Centre launched the International Survivors’ Survey in January 2016.

Who is it for?

Survivors whose child sexual abuse was recorded

What does it do?

Over the course of a year and a half, 150 survivors from around the world completed the survey, providing the Canadian Centre with important information about the unique challenges faced by survivors.

In September 2017, the Canadian Centre released the final results, in which survivors voiced valuable information about their experiences to help us better serve Canadian families and children, as well as provide important recommendations for the services and organizations that intersect with survivors.

How does it support child safety?

The survey is directly tied to Project Arachnid, which uses technology to reduce the online availability of child sexual abuse material around the world and help end the cycle of abuse. Project Arachnid offers psychological relief to survivors who, noted in the survey, have had no control over the ongoing sharing of their abuse.

This survey offers a medium in which survivors can be heard and empowered to move towards healing. As more survivors contribute to the survey, which remains open, the network of support grows and strengthens.

Learn more about the survey

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