UNHCR issues guidelines on protection of male rape victims

2012United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against men and boys has generally been mentioned as a footnote in reports. There are no detailed statistics on the number of male victims of SGBV but, the phenomenon is increasingly being recognized as a protection concern in conflict and forced displacement situations. Despite the prevailing taboo, there had been progress over the last decade in reporting of incidents.

Key wordsgender based violence / sexual violence against boys / sexual violence against men