Breaking the Cycle of Sexual Violence against Refugee Men, Boys and LGBTI Persons
In recent years, research suggests that conflict-related sexual violence is used against entire communities, including men and boys in both conflict settings as well as in displacements. It is also known that people in the LGBTI community are particularly exposed to sexual violence in conflicts. Yet existing humanitarian efforts overwhelmingly focus sexual violence-related interventions on heterosexuals, and cis-gendered women and girls. In this project, Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) will improve humanitarian actors’ prevention, mitigation, and response efforts related to sexual violence for men, boys, and LGBTI persons. This will help reduce violence in crisis-affected communities, including against women and girls, and will assist in promoting peacebuilding.