Social Constructions of Masculinity and Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: An Analytical Review

TitleSocial Constructions of Masculinity and Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: An Analytical Review
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsOnyango, Monica Adhiambo, and Karen Hampanda
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume23
Issue4
Pagination237-247
Date Published11/2011
Abstract

Male sexual violence has been reported in 25 armed conflicts in recent years. However, communities and organizations are not equipped to deal with male survivors of sexual violence because it undermines the ideals of social constructions of masculinity. Compared with females, male survivors lack access to reproductive health programs and are generally ignored in gender-based violence discourse. Yet, male survivors are known to suffer from numerous physical injuries and psychosocial disorders. In this review, we call for a move beyond the paradigm of female-only sexual violence victims and for programs that address both male and female survivors.

URLhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19317611.2011.608415
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