Sexual Violence against Men and Boys: Breaking the Silence

Sexual violence is a burning issue in the humanitarian response, but what is the impact on men and boys who are victims of sexual violence? Stigma, homophobia, and traditional gender roles make reaching male survivors especially challenging. In this panel, held at ICRC's headquarters in Geneva at the end of March, leading experts discussed emerging approaches to reaching male survivors of sexual violence. Want to hear the full audio file? Email Niki Clark for a link to the Dropbox


  • Louise Aubin, Deputy Director, Protection Operational Support Service, Division of International Protection, UNHCR
  • Dr. Chris Dolan, Executive Director,  Refugee Law Project 
  • Charu Lata Hogg, Director, All Survivors Project, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law and Associate Fellow, Chatham House 

Professor Doris Schopper, Medical Faculty, University of Geneva and Director of the Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)