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Indian Female

Who can be a victim? That can be a guy too.

I would like to impose that there must be gender equality in this policy, as it is not said if it’s the girls or the boys. Like, it doesn't say that only girls are affected by this. Who can be a victim? That can be a guy too. So, whenever we consider these types of policies, there is a mental thing in our minds that it is just for the girls, but we never consider boys as they can be sexually harassed. They can be a victim too. So, there must be gender equality. There are some males also who are also affected by this sexual violence or sexual harassment. [...] If there is no equality, then no one can think, is it for them or not?


  • 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.