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[ 13 Oct 2011 | One Comment ]
International human rights law and sexual violence against men

A recent study of international human rights law by the University of California Law School found that while there are well over one hundred uses of the term ‘violence against women’ (defined to include sexual violence), no human rights instruments explicitly address sexual violence against men. The use in some instruments of the term ‘gender-based violence, which should in theory focus attention on violence against both genders, is in practice used solely in relation to violence against women.
So human rights advocacy work for men must rely on gender-neutral instruments which …