Sexual Violence against Men and Boys: Breaking the Silence

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. Listen to the full audio here. 

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We Need to Talk About Sexual Violence

We Need to Talk About Sexual Violence

The ICRC's Sexual Violence Advisor, Coline Rapneau, had an experience that changed her life while she was a field delegate in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In this strong, personal and uplifting talk Rapneau shares her opinion of how and why sexual violence should be spoken about and says we have to start a conversation, right now, right there in the room where you are watching this.

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Gender Perspectives on IHL

Gender Perspectives on IHL

Last week the ICRC's Director of Law and Policy, Helen Durham, participated in a podcast hosted by The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA) at Harvard University. The podcast brings together experts from diverse backgrounds to consider how the practical implementation and enforcement of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) affects men, women, girls and boys differently.

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