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African Male

It’s harder for men to tell themselves

I find in situations like this, the man is always looked at as the person who wants control. The man is normally the person who is able to run that whole, kind of encounter with a woman. So, with those kinds of things being nurtured through history, I think it's made it a lot harder for men to even tell themselves that "I've really been da-da-da."


  • Including male students across cultures in discussions of sexual violence, gender stereotypes, and stereotypes of masculinity.

  • 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.