Five activists, all refugees, all men, all survivors of conflict-related sexual violence in their country of origin, share their personal perspectives on collective action and their individual decisions to speak out in Uganda where they are now living. They talk about how speaking out has changed their lives and helped them to recover from devastating attacks. The videos were produced by the Video Advocacy Unit of the Refugee Law Project in Uganda.
After he suffered conflict-related sexual violence in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph fled to Uganda for safety. Today he is an activist in the Men of Hope Refugee Association, a group of Male Survivors of conflict-related sexual violence raising awareness on sexual violence against men and boys.
Thierry Inongi is a human rights activist who survived conflict-related sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has managed to overcome victimhood and break the culture of silence to become a voice for many voiceless male survivors of conflict-related violence.
Alain Kabenga, an activist fighting for the right of male victims of conflict related sexual violence, was himself a victim of the same a few years back in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. He survived and fled the country. He is now a strong voice of activism in the Men of Hope Refugee Association in Uganda.
After Steven Kighoma fell victim of conflict related sexual violence, he fled into exile from his home in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Today his is an activist in the Men of Hope Refugee Association in Uganda fighting to raise awareness of conflict related sexual violence against men and boys.
Aime Moninga is an activist who survived rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of his concerns is to see the international community vote for a law that protects men who have suffered conflict-related violence. Together with other male survivors of sexual violence he has vowed to speak out about male sexual violence all over the world.