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Dispelling Misconceptions about Sexual Violence against Men and Boys in Conflict and Displacement
Heleen Touquet, Sarah Chynoweth, Sarah Martin, Chen Reis, Henri Myrttinen, Philipp Schulz, Lewis Turner, and David Duriesmith

, 2019 ). This concealment has legal, medical, mental health and other implications for survivors. It also bolsters the misconception that men are violated only when they are completely powerless (i.e. as captives) and may result in differential treatment in legal contexts ( Sellers, 2007 ). Misconception 2: The Most Common Form of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men and Boys Is Anal Rape Among humanitarian aid workers and health providers, sexual

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Gender Equality and Culture in Humanitarian Action
Ricardo Fal-Dutra Santos

. Therefore, transforming cultural values and practices, including gender norms and inequalities, is inevitable in the pursuit of spreading humanitarianism’s own culture. Nonetheless, humanitarianism is also a culture fraught with patriarchal values and practices, such as a hypermasculine working culture that may hinder the professional and personal lives of women working in the sector ( Roth, 2015 : 111–27), negatively impact the mental

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
From the Global to the Local
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh

identified by social workers’ Selection criteria: no men aged 19–60 female-headed households over-60s 1994 Change: stopped mental health programmes Reason given: mental health programmes no longer considered beneficial since they are ‘clinical rather than community-based’ 1995 Change: stopped supplementary feeding programmes To

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Matthew Hunt, Sharon O’Brien, Patrick Cadwell, and Dónal P. O’Mathúna

with conflict-affected groups on the nuances of key concepts (for instance around protection or mental health), and important technical distinctions (e.g. between categories of explosive remnants of war, each requiring specific safe behaviors from civilians). ( TWB, 2017a ) Overcoming language barriers is more difficult for people who speak so-called ‘low-resource languages’ (e.g. Quechua). 6 Trained translators with the requisite language

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A Military Tactic or Collateral Damage?
Abdulkarim Ekzayez and Ammar Sabouni

Rights, 2020b ; Médecins Sans Frontières, 2016d ). As a result, the health of Madaya’s residents deteriorated with the emergence of communicable diseases, mental health issues and malnutrition. In December 2016, SNHR reported that the GoS targeted the last medical point in the town ( Syrian Network for Human Rights, 2016 ). MSF reported on 7 January 2016 that 23 people, including 6 babies under one year old, had died of starvation with an estimated 320 cases of malnutrition ( Médecins Sans Frontières, 2016d ). The city was also subjected to bombardments and

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
M. Anne Brown

some polite disbelief as to the gravity of ill-health as properly an issue of rights, despite the international focus on Indigenous rights, despite declared rights to ‘the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health’ referred to in the UN Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and despite many states’ legal or political commitments to their citizens’ health entitlements. Or, worse, the matter can appear simply uninteresting. In contrast to the internationally broadcast acts of violence in Tiananmen or the relentless war of attrition in East

in Human rights and the borders of suffering