Access to Justice for Male Victims of Sexual Violence; Focus on Refugees in Uganda

2012Meg McMahon, Legal Aid Board

Sexual violence against men has garnered increasing publicity in recent years but still remains extremely under-researched and under-reported. This paper will examine the challenges facing male victims of sexual violence. The paper will look at the broad international framework, including definitions of sexual violence and international jurisprudence in the area as well as generally looking at how the term sexual or gender-based violence has come to be associated with violence against women (the article can be found on page 7).

Key wordsarmed conflict / child soldiers / children / gender based violence / sexual violence / sexual violence against men

CountriesDemocratic Republic of Congo / Uganda