According to statistics , nearly 53% of India’s population has been a victim of child sexual abuse. But the taboo, confusion and the element of shame attached to sexual abuse, especially of children, results in these incidents going largely unnoticed and thus unreported.

Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save The Child Movement), an India-based child rights movement founded by Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi has come forth with a vision to spread awareness and do away with the stigma attached with child sexual abuse.

The Survivor Chronicles is a new series by Bachpan Bachao Andolan to feature true stories of adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

They speak of their pain of having been abused by someone they trusted. They speak of their fear of being rejected by their family, by society after the abuse has happened. Their sense of loss and grief, and their anger. And how the abuse has impacted their growing up, their intimate relationships and their sense of self.

Watch the full video here, the first in a series of heart-rending narrations of the trauma experienced by child sexual abuse survivors: