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Issues guidelines on protection of male rape victims

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). October, 2012

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.

Updated May 24, 2017.

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