Lost in translation: UN responses to sexual violence against men and boys in situations of armed conflict

This article considers the UN responses to sexual violence against men and boys in armed conflict – in particular, steps taken towards understanding this problem, measures of prevention and protection, and consequences for accused perpetrators. In so doing, the article assesses the state of knowledge and work in the field of male sexual violence and notes that although there have been many positive developments, the issue is not always moving in the right direction.

About the author

Sandesh Sivakumaran
Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Nottingham