Men and boys facing sexual violence in Central African Republic
By All Survivors Project
Incidents of sexual violence against civilians in the Central African Republic have increased since the 2012 civil war between Séléka rebels and the Anti-balaka militia. All Survivors Project spoke to survivors and witnesses of these crimes, as well as to key experts from agencies working in the CAR and found a discernible pattern of male sexual victimization that warrants urgent attention.
Rigid gender stereotyping that assumes only women and girls are affected by sexual violence has led to a lack of investigation of incidents involving males, and service providers are not equipped to respond to men and boys as victims.
The report includes eight recommendations to prevent and respond to sexual violence against men and boys.