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Male Survivors

× Report the Abuse ceased operations as an NGO on 20 August 2017. The webpage and its contents are no longer updated. Thank you for your support, and we encourage all visitors to keep addressing sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers.

Sexual violence against men is an exceptionally stigmatised and hidden experience. This page serves to collect information on sexual violence against men, and to help encourage more men to come forward.

We hope that this database will help male survivors feel less isolated and embolden them to come forward. Your stories and experiences are important and valued.

Anna Pujol-Mazzini, From Syria to Congo, male victims of sexual violence in conflict neglected, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 23 March 2017.

Burton Bollag, Humanitarian attention turns to male victims of sexual violence, Devex, 21 March 2017.

Spencer Ackerman, ‘It savaged my life’: military sexual assault survivors fighting to become visible, The Guardian, 11 October 2016.

Ally Fogg, Why does the CPS report on violence against women include men in the stats?, The Independent, 7 September 2016.

Caroline Mortimer, Nigel Wilkinson jailed: Photographer who drugged and raped two men receives 11 year sentence, The Independent, 12 August 2016.

Allan Ngari, Male victims of sexual violence: war’s silent sufferers, Institute for Security Studies, 10 June 2016.

Libby Copeland, On Being Raped – Could one man’s harrowing story encourage more male victims of sexual assault to come forward?, Slate, 3 May 2016.

Alex Blank Millard, Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Speak Out, The Establishment, 20 January 2016.

Dean Eastmond, I was raped by another man. Here’s why I’ve decided to write about it, The Independent, 7 December 2015.

Michael May, Why do 96pc of male sexual assaults go unreported?, The Telegraph, 18 November 2015.

Brogan Driscoll, Male Sexual Assault And Rape: Survivors Reveal Why So Few Victims Come Forward, Huffington Post, 17 November 2015.

London sex abuse charity says few male victims report crime, BBC, 17 November 2015.

Ashley Cowburn, ‘Male rape’ now a crime in China, The Independent, 4 November 2015.

Danielle Paquette, Sweden just opened an emergency centre for male rape victims, The Independent, 17 October 2015.

Tyler Kingkade, Males Are More Likely To Suffer Sexual Assault Than To Be Falsely Accused Of It, The Huffington Post, 12 August 2015.

Samantha Olson, First Emergency Services Unit For Male Rape Victims Brings Attention To Taboo Sexual Violence In Sweden, Medical Daily, 21 June 2015.

Susan Svrluga, Steve Hendrix, Nick Anderson and Emma Brown, Male survivors of sex assaults often fear they won’t be taken seriously, The Washington Post, 12 June 2015.

Ben Alexander, I was raped by another man. And now the Government wants to take away the one thing that saved my life, The Independent, 26 May 2015.

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, UK’s biggest male rape charity Survivors UK has state funding slashed to zero despite 120% rise in men reporting sexual violence and seeking help, The Independent, 25 May 2015.

Doug Bolton, Male rape has doubled in Manchester in the last year, The Independent, 7 May 2015.

Sophie Kleeman, This Brave Student Said the One Thing About Male Rape Everyone’s Afraid to Heard, BuzzFeed, 6 May 2015.

Dan Lamothe, Male on male sexual assault in the military: Overlooked and hard to fix, investigation finds, The Washington Post, 20 March 2015.

Kay Steiger, The Forgotten Victims Of Military Sexual Assault: Men, Think Progress, 20 March 2015.

Emily Kassie, Male Victims Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out‘We’re Up Against A System That’s Not Designed To Help Us’, The Huffington Post, 2 February 2015.

Livia Gershon, When Women Sexually Assault Men, Pacific Standard, 9 October 2014.

Saipira Furstenberg, Male Rape in Armed Conflicts: Why We Should Talk About It, Oxford Human Rights Hub, 1 July 2014.

Ally Fogg, Breaking the wall of secrecy on the sexual abuse of men by women, The Guardian, 9 June 2014.

Katie Nguyen, Powerful myths silence male victims of rape in war, Reuters, 15 May 2014.

Hayes Brown, More Men Than Women Were Victims Of Sexual Assault In Military, Report Finds, Think Progress, 1 May 2014.

Hanna Rosin, When Men Are Raped, Slate, 29 April 2014.

Caitlin Dickinson, Retired Marine Reveals Secret Suffering of Male Military Rape Victims, The Daily Beast, 27 February 2014.

Spencer Althouse, 25 Male Survivors Of Sexual Assault Quoting The People Who Attacked Them, BuzzFeed, 24 September 2013.

Karlijn Muiderman, Suffering in silence: sexual violence against men in conflict, The Broker, 10 August 2013.

UN forum highlights plight of male victims of sexual violence in conflict, UN News Centre, 30 July 2013.

Rich McEachran, Male rape: the last human rights taboo, The Guardian, 25 June 2013.

Amanda Marcotte, The Majority of Military Sexual Assault Victims Are Men. Now Maybe We Can Fix This?, Slate, 24 June 2013.

James Dao, In Debate Over Military Sexual Assault, Men Are Overlooked Victims, The New York Times, 23 June 2013.

Fatoumata Lejeune-Kaba, ed. Leo Dobbs, UNHCR issues guidelines on protection of male rape victims, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 8 October 2012.

Rape as a “weapon of war” against men, Irin, 13 October 2011.

Male sexual abuse survivors living on the margins, Irin, 2 August 2011.

Will Storr, The rape of men: the darkest secret of war, The Observer, 17 July 2011.

Amelia Hill, Raped policeman: ‘I never thought I would be a victim’, The Guardian, 4 April 2011.

Stephanie Pappas, Male Victims of Sexual Abuse Face Unique Challenges, Live Science, 17 February 2011.

Anushka Asthana, Men fall prey to date rape drug gangs, The Guardian, 21 December 2003.

Matt Seaton, The Unspeakable Crime, The Guardian, 18 November 2002.

Simon Garfield, Inside Story: When man rapes man: Victims daren’t report it, the law won’t recognise it, the public can’t understand it: but gradually the taboos around male rape are breaking down, reports Simon Garfield, The Independent, 6 December 1992.

Brown U Student Shares His Story Of Sexual Assault, The Huffington Post.

Congos male rape victims speak out, AFP.