Through interviews with lawyers, human rights defenders, and medical professionals, this study by the All Survivors Project examines the inadequate documentation and understanding of sexual violence against men and boys in Sri Lanka and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Eight years on from the end of armed conflict in Sri Lanka, the country is grappling with the legacy of massive human rights abuses committed during the war. As it does so, sexual violence against men and boys has only recently been recognised as among the violations that took place. However, the issue remains little understood and responses have so far been even less adequate than for other serious violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed by all parties to the conflict.
Beach boys in Galle, Sri Lanka: multiple HIV risk behaviours and potential for HIV bridging
Sexy Sri Lankan Men
Sex trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of children CSEC are widely identified as global social problems, but each remain politically charged, especially given the disproportionate emphasis on sexual slavery. Moral claims-making, focused as it was on cultural purity, morality, Western perversions, sexual slavery, and deviance, shifted attention away from the global political and economic contexts in which transactional sex took place. This resulted in both distortions and harms to marginalized youth in tourism communities, and a failure to address the economic realities of those involved in the informal tourism economy, including transactional sex with tourists. The current study thus adds additional support to the concerns raised by scholars and activists about the scope, nature, and impact of efforts to ameliorate commercial sexual exploitation, including the harms that result from narrow foci on individual deviance and sexual slavery. This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution. Rent this article via DeepDyve.
HANDSAM MEN SRI LANKA
Metrics details. There are limited data globally on HIV in men who engage in casual and transactional sex with female tourists. We recruited beach boys. Approximately
Metrics details. Men are described as looking for sexual experiences among the women workers, who are then accused of engaging in premarital sex, something seen as taboo in this context. Increased sexual and reproductive health and rights SRHR risks for women workers are reported. To improve SRHR it is important to understand the existing gender ideals that shape these behaviours. Eighteen qualitative semi-structured interviews were conducted with men living or working in an urban Sri Lankan FTZ and were analysed using thematic analysis.