End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and a charitable institution

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ECSAF commission and publish academic research/survey on incidences and causes of CSA in local context to raise public awareness on the problem of CSA in Hong Kong.

 

Previous studies:

 

Sex Knowledge Survey of P.5 & P.6 Students (July, 2010)
Distorted sex knowledge is easily and readily accessed by children on the internet and through the media. Such distorted sex knowledge has negative impacts on children’s attitude towards sex. In view of this, Professor Monit Cheung, Chair of the Counselling Committee, designed a survey based on child sexual abuse prevention literature and ECSAF’s past experience in sex education. The survey was conducted in 24 local primary schools.

 

 

Exploration of Court Sentencing of Sexual Offences (March, 2009)
To understand factors the court takes into account when deciding sentence of sexual offences, ECSAF commissioned the founder of Rain Lily, Ms Ng Wai-Ching, to conduct a study to examine the issue. With the approval of 7 Magistrates’ Courts, the study sample consisted of 48 cases of sexual offences that involved minor victims. The aim of the study was to examine whether court sentencing can strike a balance between protection of victims, rehabilitation of offenders and manifestation of justice.

 

 

A Study on Adolescent Sexuality and Peer Sexual Abuse in Hong Kong (March, 2004)
In 2002, our “Hugline” service indicated that about 35.7% of child sexual abusers as recorded were under 18 years old. In view of this, ECSAF commissioned Professor Catherine So-kum Tang of the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct a survey on adolescent peer sexual abuse in Hong Kong in 2003. This study was funded by the Keswick Foundation.

 

 

Survey on Public Understanding of Sexual Abuse (December, 2000)
Between 1999 and 2000, ECSAF conducted child sexual abuse prevention education activities for the public in Tuen Mun, Yuen Long and Chai Wan. ESCAF commissioned Professor Catherine So-kum Tang of the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct a survey in the above areas to understand the public’s knowledge about sexual abuse and their comments on the services of ECSAF.



Survey on Child Sexual Abuse (November, 1999)
ESCAF commissioned Professor Catherine So-kum Tang of the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong to conduct a survey on child sexual abuse to (1) study the public’s perceptions towards the definitions of child sexual abuse; (2) to estimate the prevalence rate of child sexual abuse among Chinese university students; (3) to explore profiles of abusers and victims of child sexual abuse, the abuse incidents, and long-term impacts on the victims and (4)to recommend preventive measures to tackle child sexual abuse.