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  • "It has become abundantly clear in recent years that men and boys are also targeted for sexual violence in conflict. [...] All Survivors Project upcoming report on Legacies and Lessons: Sexual Violence against males in Sri Lanka and Bosnia constitutes an important contribution to the understanding of this phenomenon."

    Zainab Hawa Bangura

    Outgoing Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict — UN

  • This project is not only an idea whose time has come but also an idea whose time is long overdue in coming. At the centre of leaving no child left behind should also be the conscious effort to address sexual violence against boys.

    Benyam Dawit Mezmur

    Former Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child — Vice Chairperson of the African Committee on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

  • My experience in Bosnia and other conflict situations shows that gender based violence against men and boys is even more of a taboo than against women and girls. This seems to be the main reason why there is not enough data available in this respect

    Manfred Nowak

    UN Expert leading global study on children deprived of liberty. Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment (2004-10)

  • I have no doubt that sexual violence and abuse against males is one of the most neglected, under-researched and often misunderstood issues. This project fills a gaping need.

    Ingrid Massage

    Senior Research Policy Advisor, Amnesty International, — Former Deputy Director, Protection Division, OHCHR-Nepal

  • Sexual violence is a scourge that must be combatted regardless of gender. This long overdue project seeks to ensure that boys and men are not left out.

    Ken Roth

    Executive Director — Human Rights Watch