About us


On this website people subjected to abuse, their relatives and specialists find information about sexual abuse, with the main focus on men/boys. Here you can read stories and ask questions anonymously.

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What do we do?

On this website people subjected to abuse, their relatives and specialists find information about sexual abuse, with the main focus on men/boys. Here you can read stories and ask questions anonymously.

A website which save lives

The development and maintenance of this website is our most important activity. It’s still a taboo and shameful to tell someone that you’ve been subjected to sexual abuse and we believe it’s even more difficult for men. Countless men have received help to tell about their experiences, by reading about others experiences on this website. Knowing that they’re not struggling alone, knowing others with similar experiences have gotten a better life, has been a reason for them to put up a fight against the ghosts of the past. Some of them today are actively involved with Utsattmann.

Information to specialists

Through lectures, specialists seminars and workshops we express ourselves to professionals in the health sector, school and Nav about how we’ve been received in the various fields. Also about what we think could’ve been better. Our goal is to improve these activities and be arranged throughout the country, so we can share this knowledge with as many as possible.

Preventive work

Information campaigns are a priority for Utsattmann. We visit schools and other locations where we can share stories and our experiences with children and youths. Sexual abuse needs to be talked about. If we can encourage boys and girls to tell someone that they have been or are still being abused, we will feel rewarded. This could be crucial for them to live a better life and stop the abuser.

Organization

Utsattmann is a private, nonprofit organization. The board is led by a CEO who is responsible for daily operations. The events are arranged across the country, but the main office is in Søgne. Utsattmann is financed by public funds, membership dues and fees from missions, such as lectures and participation in various events. To ensure the organization, we are happy to accept new memberships and donations.
Account number: 090.14.79468
Organization number: 914596874

Story of Utsattmann

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In 2009, 20 boys and men subjected to sexual abuse participated in “Gradert Info”. The goal of the project was giving advice to the authorities so more people can find the courage to tell someone they’ve been subjected to sexual abuse and what kind of help would be the most effective. One of their most important advices was to develop a website, because far too few men are seeking help from the supporting agencies. This should be a national website, with a low threshold. A website which could act as a tool for the public agencies to refer their clients to, and a place for professionals to gather knowledge and better their understanding for boys and men subjected to sexual abuse.

Affiliates

Men subjected to sexual abuse were the main actors in the development, most of them being active contributors. The project was started and lead by Forandringsfabrikken, in collaboration with Senter for seksuelt misbrukte men and Kirkenes Ressurssenter. In addition the project group consisted of representatives from Reform, the board of FMSO and BUFdir. Barne-, ungdoms- og familiedirektoratet funded further development of utsattmann.no in 2015 and 2016.

Do you wish to contribute?

The board of Utsattmann wishes to hear from other men subjected to sexual abuse who wants to share their stories or experiences. Your identity will be kept anonymous if you wish.

If you’re curious, feel free to send us an e-mail at post@utsattmann.no. Please add a phonenumber so we can call you for a chat.

Further things to happen

Gradert Info as a magazine
Another result of «Gradert Info» was a booklet, which was distributed to support centers, general practitioners, psychologists and other relevant individuals. This booklet contains stories and advice from the very first members of the group. Positive feedback resulted in Utsatmann wants to reprint this booklet in a new edition during 2016.

“Gradert Info” is a completed project, which was the initiative to establish this website.

Contact one of us

Jarle Holseter

Jarle Holseter
Manager

 Bjørn Aasmoe

Bjørn Aasmoe
Assistans Manager

Svein Schøgren

Svein Schøgren
Chairman

Øyvind Valrygg

Øyvind Valrygg
Board Member

Contact

Please use the form below or send us an email to: post@utsattmann.no