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African Male

No matter your identity or gender you could have faced sexual violence

No matter your background, 90% of the time it’s assumed that the female has more power to go and say, "I've been sexually assaulted," and they will have more help. I think it’s time to say, no matter if you are straight, or gay, or male, no matter your identity or gender you could have faced sexual violence. Especially for straight men; people always assume that straight men will not face sexual violence.


  • 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.