Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: Perspectives from Northern Uganda

Male Survivors of Wartime Sexual Violence: Perspectives from Northern Uganda

by Philipp Schulz

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Although wartime sexual violence against men occurs more frequently than is commonly assumed, its dynamics are remarkably underexplored, and male survivors’ experiences remain particularly overlooked. This reality is poignant in northern Uganda, where sexual violence against men during the early stages of the conflict was geographically widespread, yet now accounts of those incidents are not just silenced and neglected locally but also widely absent from analyses of the war. Based on rare empirical data, this book seeks to remedy this marginalization and to illuminate the seldom-heard voices of male sexual violence survivors in northern Uganda, bringing to light their experiences of gendered harms, agency, and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520303744
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Philipp Schulz is a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Bremen’s Institute for Intercultural and International Studies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Acknowledgments vii

List of Acronyms x

1 Introduction: Male Survivors' Experiences in Context 1

2 Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men: A Global Perspective 26

3 Tek-Gungu: Wartime Sexual Violence in Northern Uganda 48

4 "I used to be a strong man, but now I am not": Gendered Vulnerabilities and Harms 74

5 Exercising Agency: Survivors' Support Groups 102

6 Justice, Recognition, and Reparations 131

7 Toward a Survivor-Centric Approach 160

Notes 169

Bibliography 175

Index 189

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