‘Do Not Remain Silent’ A discussion about sexual violence in South Sudan and justice and reparations measures

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On Wednesday 13th September, Refugee Law Project’s Director, Dr Chris Dolan, was privileged to participate in a panel convened and hosted by Amnesty International Kenya’s Nairobi office. The topic was « ‘Do Not Remain Silent’ A discussion about sexual violence in South Sudan and justice and reparations measures » and was live-streamed by Amnesty International. The recording of the panel can be accessed here.

Chris was asked to speak specifically to the following questions:

·  How prevalent is male sexual violence in South Sudan based on the work that you have done with Refugee Law Project?
·  Why do you think male sexual violence is so invisible in South Sudan’s conflict and armed conflict more broadly?
·  What do you think drives sexual violence against men and boys in South Sudan’s conflict?
·  What are the main forms of male sexual violence in South Sudan that you have recorded?
·  What are the main gaps for prevention and response programming with respect to male sexual violence, e.g. medical, psycho-social support (PSS) et cetera?

Chris’ remarks can be found from minute 29 of the recording. The Refugee Law Project Working Paper 25 on HIDDEN REALITIES Screening for Experiences of Violence amongst War-Affected South Sudanese Refugees in northern Uganda to which he makes reference can be downloaded here.