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  • Hidden crisis in CAR: sexual violence against males in conflict

    The All Survivors Project marks its first anniversary by releasing a documentary on its upcoming research on the Central African Republic crisis.

  • CAAC Open Debate Press Statement

    All Survivors Project press statement in reaction to the children and armed conflict Security Council debate of October 2017 (8082nd meeting)

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  • Conflict related sexual violence against men and boys: An agenda to build a gender-inclusive response Wednesday 25 October, Princeton Club, New York

    Co-hosted by the All Survivors Project and the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination at Princeton University (LISD) this meeting provided a much-needed opportunity and space for leaders from humanitarian and human rights community, academics, policy makers, development practitioners and child protection experts to come together to discuss issues concerning ongoing sexual violence against men and boys from policy and programming perspectives. Panellists included: Tonderai Chikuwah, Special Adviser, Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; Prof.Lara Stemple, Director, Health & Human Rights, UCLA, School of Law; Rick Sollom, Senior RBM Manager, Directorate of International Protection, UNHCR.

  • Briefing to UN member states hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in New York, 23 October, 2017

    Briefing on “Building Gender inclusivity: Sexual Violence Against Men & Boys” organized by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN in partnership with the All Survivors Project. The briefing took place Monday 23 October, 9:00-10:30 at the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN (885 2nd Ave, entrance on 47th and 48th St).

  • Briefing to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, 18 October 2017

    Sexual violence is proving to be among the most difficult to document of the six grave violations against children during situations of armed conflict enumerated in UN Security Council resolutions. In the Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict on 31 October 2017, All Survivors Project calls upon member states to respond to the largely hidden problem of sexual violence against boys in armed conflict by taking a range of measures.

     

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  • Where Vulnerability Meets Power: – protecting children during conflicts and humanitarian disasters at the British Psychological Society Offices, 16 October 2017, London

    Our Director, Charu Lata Hogg spoke about the vulnerabilities of boys to sexual violence in situations of conflict and displacement. This symposium brought together humanitarians, psychologists, criminologists and child safeguarding specialists to explore the nature and causes of abuse to children during emergencies, and to show how those entrusted with protecting children can turn into abusers. The symposia will also look for solutions in terms of the systems, procedures and support required to ensure that children can be kept safe.

  • Launch of All Survivors Project’s report ‘Legacies and Lessons: Sexual Violence against men and boys in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Sri Lanka’ at Chatham House, 16 May 2017, London

    The panel also discussed local and international efforts to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence. How can international and local communities hold perpetrators accountable? What structures are in place to help support victims of sexual violence across the world? And, if gender norms which trigger sexual violence against women in conflict also apply to men, why then do international frameworks on sexual violence only seem to apply to women?

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  • Roundtable: is the CAR on the brink of genocide?, TRT World, 11 September 2017

    A nation ruptured by religious differences. Muslim versus Christian. Is the Central African Republic on the brink of genocide?

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  • Sri Lanka’s men face rape in custody decade after end of civil war

    All Survivors Project report concludes that systemic rape is still taking place of men in Sri Lanka almost a decade after the end of the civil war.

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  • “Making the Invisible Visible” Video Commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

    The All Survivors Project, hosted by the Williams Institute, commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 19, 2017, by releasing “Making the Invisible Visible.” The nine minute video highlights ongoing sexual violence against men and boys across situations of conflict and displacement.

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  • “Humanitarian attention turns to male victims of sexual violence”

    “Humanitarian attention turns to male victims of sexual violence”, Burton Bollag, March 21, 2017

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  • Zainab Hawa Bangura on the issue of sexual violence against males in conflict

    Outgoing Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict talks about the issue of male victims of sexual violence and the need to address it at the event “Sexual Violence can Strike Anyone” celebrated last 15th March at the Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations.

    This event was organised by the All Survivors Project, the Permanent Missions of Spain and Liechtenstein, and cosponsored by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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  • All Survivors Project Director discusses past and present legal barriers for Sri Lankan male survivors of sexual violence

    “…sexual violence against men and boys, particularly in the context of detention under a previous infamous security legislation, has only recently begun to be recognised as among the numerous abuses that have taken place within the context of the armed conflict. A proposed Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) which is awaiting Parliamentary approval threatens to continue prolonged detention without charge. If approved this counter-terrorism bill could continue to facilitate human rights abuses in detention.” 26 June 2017.

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  • ‘Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves’

    All Survivors Project on sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan, ‘Kabul to set penalties for subculture of boy sex slaves’, Feb 21, 2017, AFP,

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  • Director Charu Lata Hogg interviewed on sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan, ‘bacha bazi’

    Director Charu Lata Hogg interviewed by AFP on sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan, ‘bacha bazi’, December 19, 2016

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  • Director Charu Lata Hogg interviewed on Facebook Live by The Independent

    Director Charu Lata Hogg interviewed on Facebook Live by The Independent on the situation of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar on February 6, 2016

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  • Sunday Leader coverage of All Survivors Project report “Legacies and Lessons: sexual violence against men and boys in Sri Lanka and Bosnia & Herzegovina”

    ‘Report Claims Men, Boys Face Rape In Custody In Sri Lanka’, May 21 2017.
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  • All Survivors Project Director Charu Lata Hogg interviewed on sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan, “bacha bazi”

    All Survivors Project Director interviewed by AFP on sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan “bacha bazi”, 26 June 2017.

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  • Workshop on CAAC-WPS, 20-21 April 2017, Berlin

    Our Director Charu Hogg presented research on sexual and gender based violence against boys and men in Sri Lanka and Bosnia at the Workshop on Children and Armed Conflict & Women, Peace and Security (CAAC-WPS) which was held in Berlin on the 20-21 April 2017 at the Federal Foreign Office.

  • All Survivors Project’s submission to the UN Human Rights Council

    All Survivors Project’s submission to the UN Human Rights Council 34th Session (March 2017) on Sri Lanka’s commitments under UN Resolution 30/1

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