In 2011, in order to raise awareness and increase support for men who have been sexually abused in childhood, we created 2 new posters. In creating these resources, we were confronted by the problem that they were only available in English: they did not speak to people from different cultures who speak different languages. Since then we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people who have come forward and volunteered to translate the posters into many different languages.
24 languages and counting…
To date, volunteers have assisted us in translating the posters into Russian, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, German, French Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Czech, Hebrew, Afrikaans, Arabic, Dari (Afghanistan), Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Chinese, Vietnamese, Fillipino, Fijian. We have also been encouraged to create two new posters that confront the additional challenges faced by people with learning difficulties and physical disabilities.
We would like to express our thanks to Francesca, Hugo, Louise, Camille, Chris, Salome, Winnie, Anna, Asolupe, George, Gurbir, Leona, Vincent, Fatin, Kelly, Outi, Debbie, Ye, David, Harshi, Karis, Eva, Hannah, Carlos, Gareth, Gavin, Osnat, and Ding for helping us to translate the below posters.
At Living Well, we welcome opportunities to collaborate with community members and organisations to produce further multilingual resources that raise awareness and increase support for people who have experienced sexual abuse. We are particularly interested in partnering and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and communities to produce culturally appropriate resources and support.
Check out the posters below. You can click the thumbnails to download the full PDF file. We would encourage you to print in colour.
Note: At Living Well we believe that preventing and reducing the influence of childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault in people's lives is best addressed through collaboration and working in partnership with individuals, organizations and communities. We believe that together we can make a world of difference.