Recognizing Gender-Based Violence Against Civilian Men and Boys in Conflict Situations

TitleRecognizing Gender-Based Violence Against Civilian Men and Boys in Conflict Situations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsCarpenter, R. Charli
JournalSecurity Dialogue
Volume37
Issue1
Pagination83-103
Abstract

While gender-based violence has recently emerged as a salient topic in the human security community, it has been framed principally with respect to violence against women and girls, particularly sexual violence. In this article, Ithe author argues that gender-based violence against men (including sexual violence, forced conscription, and sex-selective massacre) must be recognized as such, condemned, and addressed by civilian protection agencies and proponents of a ‘human security’ agenda in international relations. The author argues that men deserve protection against these abuses in their own right; moreover, addressing gender-based violence against women and girls in conflict situations is inseparable from addressing the forms of violence to which civilian men are specifically vulnerable.

URLhttp://sdi.sagepub.com/content/37/1/83.short
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