Currently 10% of humanitarian and development workers reporting to Report the Abuse are men.
Sexual violence against women is still a stigmitized and hidden experience. Sexual violence against men even more so. Like all statistics on sexual violence, this likely represents an under-reporting of the extent of their experiences.
This page serves to collect information on sexual violence against men, for information reasons but also to help encourage more men to come forward. We hope that this database of articles will serve to make 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.