Addressing Sexual Violence Against Men and Boys in Transitional Contexts



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Today, while some of the silence surrounding the issue of sexual violence against women is being broken, unfortunately effective measures of justice and redress are still not understood or applied in ways that can support male victims. The risk that male victims will remain invisible and left out of responses to sexual violence is significant, unless their rights and concerns are given a specific focus comparable to that now increasingly given to female victims. While sexual violence against men and boys is slowly being incorporated into the larger understanding of sexual and gender-based violence, work is still needed to increase awareness about both the issue and actionable responses. This includes greater acknowledgement about the existence of male victims of sexual violence and the myriad challenges limiting their full access to and participation in truth, justice, reparative, and reform processes.