Talk: Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in the Syria Conflict – Notes from the Field
Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in the Syria Conflict
Monday November 21, 2016
The rape, sexual torture, and sexual servitude of women and girls in the Syria conflict has been well documented, yet little is know about their male counterparts. Are Syrian men and boys also being targeted for sexual violence? Are they at risk of sexual violence in their countries of asylum? What is the international community doing to meet the needs of survivors?
Join us for a talk with Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, a consultant for UNHCR, to hear the preliminary findings from her recent fact-finding mission to Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan where she investigated sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis.
Dr. Sarah Chynoweth is an independent consultant who has worked in sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and human rights in humanitarian emergencies for 15 years. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Rights from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Global Health from the University of New South Wales in Australia. She currently leads a study on sexual violence against men and boys for UNHCR and serves as technical advisor on a humanitarian research project for International Planned Parenthood Federation.
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