Dear colleague, welcome to our website on Sexual violence against boys and men in war, conflict and migration.

If you are working with or assisting survivors of gender-based violence or involved in training of helpers working directly with survivors, this is a good resource for you. We hope that this manual will be useful in your work and that you will benefit from the knowledge presented in it.

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Boys and men GBV manual

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The handbook explains, among other things, how trauma affects mental health. It refers to methods and techniques that can be used to meet the psychological needs of abused boys and men, illustrated through true stories. The handbook can also be useful for people who already have knowledge and experience in the field.

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The handbook is designed for those who work with or come into contact with boys and men who may have been subjected to sexual violence in connection with acts of war, flight or in the country of reception.


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The boys and men GBV toolbox is a collection of the tools presented in the training manual. The intention is to give you a small sized, easy to handle sample. It contains grounding exercises, four stories, window of tolerance and other tools.