This advocacy brief explores how to engage men and boys in preventing and responding to sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict settings. Both the prevention of such violence and the quality of responses when it has occurred will be greatly enhanced by understanding men’s varied relations to this violence and by engaging men at diverse levels.
This brief has three parts. The first discusses the context of sexual violence in conflict, and in both war and peace. The second talks about the varied roles of men and boys as perpetrators, survivors, witnesses, peacekeepers, police and soldiers, service providers and change makers. Part 3 outlines a range of policy and programmatic proposals focused on engaging men.