Supporting male refugees and migrants who survive or are at risk of sexual violence
Practical resources to support boys and young men on the move.
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UNICEF and the Women Refugee Commission (WRC) developed a survivor-centered field guide for frontline workers to support young male refugees and migrants who are survivors or at risk of sexual violence. In a difficult programming environment, the field guide is a first step towards building trust and creating a safe and enabling environment that facilitates disclosure and access to support. It is also helping frontline workers to integrate protective interventions into existing protection programmes.
More particularly, this field guide provides tips on how to engage with and support young male refugees and migrants in Europe who are survivors of or at risk of sexual violence. It focuses on male youth: older adolescents (aged 15-17) and young men (aged 18-24). Furthermore, it aims to address current gaps in the provision of support to male youth who are survivors or at risk of sexual violence as well as help frontline workers of different organizations and services to integrate protection and support for these young males into existing protection programmes
The guide is based on the review of existing research, literature and guidance material on gender-based violence, sexual violence against men and boys, violence against children, child protection and data on young men in the European context.