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Part III Important Themes in Armed Conflicts in 2013, 2 Sexual violence against men and boys in armed conflict

Alice Priddy

From: The War Report: Armed Conflict in 2013

Edited By: Stuart Casey-Maslen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Rape and sexual violence
‘Sexual violence in conflict is a weapon that is as deadly as any bullet and as destructive as any bomb … ’ Zainab Hawa Bangura1 Thousands of men, women, girls, and boys continue to suffer sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations around the world. Afghanistan, the CAR, Columbia, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur), Syria, and Yemen all witnessed large-scale sexual violence during 2013.2 Failures of law enforcement, buttressed by entrenched discriminatory attitudes and a culture of...
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