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The rape of men

Dying of shame: a Congolese male rape victim, currently resident in Uganda. This man’s wife has left him, as she was unable to accept what happened. He attempted suicide at the end of last year. Photograph: Will Storr for the Observer.

Of all the secrets of war, there is one that is so well kept that it exists mostly as a rumour. It is usually denied by the perpetrator and his victim. Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. 

In Uganda, survivors are at risk of arrest by police, as they are likely to assume that they’re gay – a crime in this country and in 38 of the 53 African nations. They will probably be ostracised by friends, rejected by family and turned away by the UN and the myriad international NGOs that are equipped, trained and ready to help women. They are wounded, isolated and in danger. In the words of Owiny: “They are despised.”

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    This is so important
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    ***TRIGGER WARNING - This article is graphic.*** Spreading awareness.
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    This is so tragic. Don’t read the article if you are can be triggered. It’s very graphic, and I cried while reading it.
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    Please, read the whole article. More people should talk/be informed about this issues.
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    No one should be turned away. Everyone who asks for help deserves it.
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