Questions and answers about sexual violence

Insights on addressing sexual violence to better protect young people on the move.

A boy who is an unaccompanied minor looks across the beach in Trabia, Italy, on May 14, 2016.
UNICEF/UN019996/Gilbertson VII Photo


Sexual violence includes any sexual contact without consent. It can happen to anyone. It Is never the survivor’s fault and it is never justified.  Help is available.


  1. The brochure “12 Questions and answers about sexual violence” answers most frequently asked questions about sexual violence and aims to empower young people on the move with key information in case they or someone they know have experienced sexual violence. The brochure is available in English, French, Italian, and Arabic.
  2. The brochure “10 Insights from discussions with young men travelling to Italy on sexual violence” presents insights on sexual violence from young men and boys who had traveled to Italy from across Africa and the Middle East, as well as social workers, guardians, doctors, psychologists, and other service providers.The brochure includes key messages on sexual violence against boys and men developed jointly with the Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) and featured in the extended WRC report. The brochure is available in English, French and Italian.


The material is inspired by the project Culture of Care funded by the European Commission. 

Funding was provided by the United States Government.




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