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All Survivors Project conducts research and advocacy to improve the global response to every victim/survivor of sexual violence in situations of armed conflict and forced displacement. We document cases of abuse against men and boys to complement work on women and girls to inform and support global responses that include all victims/survivors of conflict-related sexual violence. All Survivors Project is an independent, international research and advocacy organisation working with survivors, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to strengthen national and international responses to conflict-related sexual violence and to ensure that the rights and dignity of all victims/survivors is respected and protected.

The global response to sexual violence in situations of conflict and displacement has until now focused on the plight of women and girls. Men and boys are also affected and, in some cases, directly targeted in sexual violence. So far, an inclusive response on the issue of sexual violence in situations of conflict and displacement is lacking. Current research efforts on this issue are sparse, and few programs offer services directly addressing the needs of male survivors.

A culture of silence prevails preventing male survivors from coming forward, and impunity for sexual violence against men and boys continues to be widespread. When acknowledged male sexual violence is typically framed as a form of torture or ill-treatment rather than sexual violence.

This is a pioneering fact-finding effort into sexual and gender based violence against men and boys across situations of armed conflict and displacement.