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All Survivors Project (ASP) conducts research, facilitates inter-disciplinary learning, and undertakes advocacy to prevent and respond to sexual violence in situations of armed conflict and displacement. ASP is an independent, international, non-governmental human rights organisation that works with male survivors of sexual violence, non- governmental actors, national and international governmental agencies to protect the rights of all victims, and to respect the dignity of survivors in the global response to this widespread form of abuse.

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.