Male rape in armed conflict widespread and under reported

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Posted August 4, 2011

The time to break the silence about male rape during armed conflict is long overdue.  In the film “Rape Against Men”,   a Refugee Law  Project ,  shows that there  is in fact a widespread male sexual violence that men are victims of in the war torn Africa’s Great Lakes region.   Unlike rape against women, very little has been written about this issue.

 Dealing with shame is not easy for victims of rape.   Above and beyond  the hopelessness that people are subjected to by armed conflicts,  male rape has been used as a weapon of war.   “The problem is persistent and global.” says Emily Rauhala   Also she adds that “[F]or the most part, though, nobody wants to talk about it.” 

Click here to Watch “Rape Against Men” BY Refugee Law Project

Click here to watch “The silent male victims of rape” by Aljazeera

Read “Rape of men” by Will Storr