top of page

The memoir of a child sexual abuse survivor who fought back.  Manny Waks was raised in Melbourne in an ultra-Orthodox family, the second oldest of 17 children. Sexually abused and betrayed by those he trusted, in 2011 he went public about his experiences to bring justice to his abusers and those complicit in their crime.  Despite the intimidation he and his family suffered, and being forced to leave Australia, he has continued to advocate for survivors, and also, perhaps surprisingly, became a Jewish community leader.

Who Gave you Permission? by Manny Waks

    bottom of page