Male Perceptions of Sexual Violence in South Sudan and the Central African Republic

This report presents research conducted between October and December 2020 that explored what men in South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) understand by “sexual violence” and how it might be prevented. The qualitative study took place in two countries where the ICRC is assisting survivors of sexual violence, to gauge whether the organization’s language and concepts match the perceptions held by men and their broader communities. The study also sought views on what could be done to prevent sexual violence. The study’s findings inform the ICRC’s operational actions and activities to enhance its engagement with men across the age spectrum and with other community members on preventing sexual violence.