Sexual violence or torture ? : the framing of sexual violence against men in armed conflict in Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch reports
Sexual violence against men in global politics
London ; New York : Routledge, 2018
Bibliographie : p. 208-210
International non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and international legal tribunals have often described particular acts of violence against men as torture rather than sexual violence. The author argues that these organisations play a critical role in the discursive construction of sexual violence against both men and women in armed conflict through their advocacy programmes et necessitate further investigation. This chapter examines 131 conflict-specific reports produced between 2000 and 2016 by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, the two leading reporting organisations for human rights abuses in conflict settings. The analysis begins to map how INGO framing processes shape gendered understandings of sexual violence in conflict settings.