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Male Rape: Where are the Male Victims of Sexual Violence in Human Rights - A Content Analysis of U.N. Documents on Sexual Violence

Hedlund, Annie LU (2012) FKVK01 20121
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper explores the phenomenon of male rape and how the international community recognizes sexual violence against men. U.N. resolutions on sexual violence have been analysed in order to study how men are included or excluded as victims of sexual violence in conflicts. By excluding men as victims from research and policymaking on sexual violence, an important part of the understanding of sexual violence in general is missing. It is important to understand gender stereotypes and expectations of men and women in order to understand the occurrence of male rape, the underreporting of male rape as well as the neglecting of male rape. This analysis raises important questions regarding human rights and how certain people become deprived of... (More)
This paper explores the phenomenon of male rape and how the international community recognizes sexual violence against men. U.N. resolutions on sexual violence have been analysed in order to study how men are included or excluded as victims of sexual violence in conflicts. By excluding men as victims from research and policymaking on sexual violence, an important part of the understanding of sexual violence in general is missing. It is important to understand gender stereotypes and expectations of men and women in order to understand the occurrence of male rape, the underreporting of male rape as well as the neglecting of male rape. This analysis raises important questions regarding human rights and how certain people become deprived of their rights and their legal protection. Male rape needs to be acknowledged in order to reach a full understanding of sexual violence, which in turn needs to be addressed as a crime in order for the victims to be recognized and perpetrators to be punished. This is essential in order to stop sexual violence in conflicts, regardless of the sex of the victim. (Less)
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Hedlund, Annie LU
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alternative title
An Analysis of U.N. Documents on Sexual Violence against Men
course
FKVK01 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Key words: Male Rape, Sexual Violence in Conflicts, United Nations, Gender theory, Masculinity, Political Rape, International Policy Making
language
English
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2972068
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2012-09-05 16:21:47
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  abstract     = {This paper explores the phenomenon of male rape and how the international community recognizes sexual violence against men. U.N. resolutions on sexual violence have been analysed in order to study how men are included or excluded as victims of sexual violence in conflicts. By excluding men as victims from research and policymaking on sexual violence, an important part of the understanding of sexual violence in general is missing. It is important to understand gender stereotypes and expectations of men and women in order to understand the occurrence of male rape, the underreporting of male rape as well as the neglecting of male rape. This analysis raises important questions regarding human rights and how certain people become deprived of their rights and their legal protection. Male rape needs to be acknowledged in order to reach a full understanding of sexual violence, which in turn needs to be addressed as a crime in order for the victims to be recognized and perpetrators to be punished. This is essential in order to stop sexual violence in conflicts, regardless of the sex of the victim.},
  author       = {Hedlund, Annie},
  keyword      = {Key words: Male Rape,Sexual Violence in Conflicts,United Nations,Gender theory,Masculinity,Political Rape,International Policy Making},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Male Rape: Where are the Male Victims of Sexual Violence in Human Rights - A Content Analysis of U.N. Documents on Sexual Violence},
  year         = {2012},
}