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Male Rape and Human Rights

L. Stemple, Program for the Study of Sexuality, Gender, Health and Human Rights, Columbia University.

For the last few decades, the prevailing approach to sexual violence in international human rights instruments has focused virtually exclusively on the abuse of women and girls. In the meantime, men have been abused and sexually humiliated during situations of armed conflict. Childhood sexual abuse of boys is alarmingly common.

Updated May 24, 2017.

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