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Latin American Female

Everybody can experience it

Participant 1: Yeah, people may say that this is taboo, but it is not really a taboo, because everybody can experience it, like, females, males - any type of person, you know?
Facilitator: [...] even if you are a male, I think it is more taboo. Like you said, "Okay, if I am male, what do I do?" Maybe there are going to be a lot of, like, rumours.


  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.

  • In education and awareness campaigns, highlight the fact that a significant percentage of men have experienced sexual violence in their lives.