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Male sexual abuse survivors share their stories in new exhibition

A group of 28 men have come forward to share their stories of sexual abuse in order to help others.

The stories are part of The Bristlecone Project and Hopeful Horizons exhibition on at Koru on Devon in New Plymouth.

It features stories like that of Shane Fox, who was abused when he was just seven years old, and Don Ballard, who was just 10 years old.

One in six New Zealand males under the age of 18 are sexually abused and 90% of New Zealand males who take their own life before the age of 14 have been sexually abused.

The whole point of the show is to actually raise awareness, which is actually really low about this sort of stuff

Tony Chamberlain, who sits on the national board for Male Survivors Aotearoa and brought the exhibition to New Plymouth

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