Current Institutional Affiliation
Assistant Lecturer, Political and Conflict Studies

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2018
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
Nelson Mandela University
Humanitarian Organisations’ response to conflict-related male sexual victimisation: an exploratory study

This study addresses a topic that is under-researched: addressing sexual violence against men and boys in conflict-affected areas. There has been a tendency to repel talking about the problem from both the victims and the society at large. Despite exceptional efforts by humanitarian organisations to respond to and address the needs of sexual violence victims in conflict-affected areas, the reluctance to look at men and boys as victims of sexual violence still persists. This social problem has presented the complexities of identifying strategies of care and support of the male gender, since most of the strategies address the problem using practices developed for female sexual victimisation. Little to no empirical data exists on how humanitarian organisations can respond to and address the needs of the male victims. This study will attempt to fill this gap.