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

Citation:

Onyango, Monica Adhiambo, and Karen Hampanda. 2011. “Social Constructions of Masculinity and Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: An Analytical Review.” International Journal of Sexual Health 23 (4): 237–47. doi:10.1080/19317611.2011.608415.

Authors: Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Karen Hampanda

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.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Men, Masculinity/ies, Gender-Based Violence, Health, Reproductive Health, Sexual Violence, SV against men

Year: 2011

© 2017 CONSORTIUM ON GENDER, SECURITY & HUMAN RIGHTSLEGAL STATEMENT All photographs used on this site, and any materials posted on it, are the property of their respective owners, and are used by permission. Photographs: The images used on the site may not be downloaded, used, or reproduced in any way without the permission of the owner of the image. Materials: Visitors to the site are welcome to peruse the materials posted for their own research or for educational purposes. These materials, whether the property of the Consortium or of another, may only be reproduced with the permission of the owner of the material. This website contains copyrighted materials. The Consortium believes that any use of copyrighted material on this site is both permissive and in accordance with the Fair Use doctrine of 17 U.S.C. § 107. If, however, you believe that your intellectual property rights have been violated, please contact the Consortium at info@genderandsecurity.org.