Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse
Eirliani A. Rahman is the Program Director at the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation. After resigning from the Singapore Foreign Service, she set up her own not-for-profit YAKIN (Youth, Adult survivors & Kin In Need) aimed at helping child victims and adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Survivors: Breaking the Silence on Child Sexual Abuse was published by Marshall Cavendish Asia in November 2017, chronicling the true stories of 12 brave survivors of child sexual abuse: five men and seven women from Germany, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Africa, the UK and the US.
The session will include a survivor from Germany reading excerpts from his chapter in the book. We will be talking about the psychological impact of abuse both in the short- and long-term; how to protect your children and wards from danger; signs to look out in an abused child; and how to be supportive to a survivor regarding the trauma.