What makes it possible for male survivors of conflict-related sexual violence to organise and become activists, challenging discriminatory social and gender norms? This question is addressed in a new study from IDS, the Refugee Law Project and Men of Hope Refugee Association Uganda which also looks at the the role of third-party service providers and non-governmental organisations.
This report synthesizes learning from four urban settings around the globe: Kampala (Uganda), Quito (Ecuador), Beirut (Lebanon) and Delhi (India). It contains recommendations on how humanitarian actors, including policymakers, donors and practitioners, can mitigate the gender-based violence risks faced by urban refugees.
A new IDS policy briefing summarises the key findings of a global research programme on effective organised activism against sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). It highlights the importance of addressing the underlying structural causes of violence showing that men are becoming more visible as partners in tackling SGBV, holding themselves and others accountable for maintaining harmful gender norms that perpetuate violence.
On Human Rights Day, Kabafunzaki Darius King and Dieudonne Maganya talk about their work in participatory filmaking in Uganda - the successes and challenges they've experienced and the impact that video can have on creating positive change.
Refugee Law Project has published a French language version of their film 'They Slept With Me', a video narrating men's experiences of conflict-related sexual violence in northern Uganda in the late 1980s.
On Thursday 19 November a seminar discussing the rape of men in conflict settings will also launch the film 'Men Can Be Raped Too', which has been developed by the members of the Men of Hope Association (MOHA), a refugee support group in Uganda. The event will include 'provocations' from Refugee Law Project Director, Chris Dolan and, via video link from Uganda, members of the MOHA. Watch the film and tune in to the live discussion on Interactions.
On Thursday 19 November, IDS hosted a 'A Gender & Sexuality Provocations' seminar discussing the rape of men in conflict settings and launching the film 'Men Can Be Raped Too', which has been developed by the members of the Men of Hope Association, a refugee support group in Uganda. There were 'provocations' from Refugee Law Project Director, Chris Dolan and, via video link, members of the MOHA.