This Occasional Paper is entitled Beijing and Beyond: Putting Gender Economics at the Forefront, Fifteen Years After the World Conference on Women. This paper demonstrates that, notwithstanding some advances since the Beijing Conference and the adoption of CEDAW, the UN member States still have not fully implemented their commitments to gender equity as an essential condition for sustainable economic and social development. Also, the evolution of the gender statistical indicators, along with the narratives included in this publication, prove that that there is an evident gap between gender legislation and its implementation of actual policies.

Furthermore, the GEI uncovers a staggering wipe out of the economic gains made by women at the global level and the negative impact of the global financial crisis on them. These commentaries draw attention most specifically to the financial crisis as its effects are widespread and exacerbate already existing inequalities. They also highlight the gendered nature of the crisis and its effects on women and women-depending economies. Moreover, the articles point to concrete policies that which should be implemented to deal with the current crises.

Para ver el informe en Español haga click aqui.
Gender Equity Index 2009 (GEI)

The focus of this abridged book is on males who are raped by other males. Although there are rare instances of female perpetrators and male victims, the vast majority of cases of male rape involve males assaulting other males. This abridged book outlines the most important things you should know when confronted with an incident of male rape. In order to know what you should and should not do, it is critically important to first understand what male rape is all about. It is also important to consider the similarities and the unique implications of male rape as compared to female rape in this culture.
If He is Raped: A Guidebook for Parents, Partners, Spouses, and Friends

This paper concerns itself with the impact of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and exposure to family violence on the sexual, reproductive, and parenting behaviors of young men. Healthy Teen Network believes it is time to expand our thinking with regard to males and violence, to let go of outdated and harmful stereotypes and misperceptions about masculinity and male gender identity, and to begin to work toward a society that recognizes young men’s real potential as agents of sexual, reproductive, and public health. With this paper, Healthy Teen Network hopes to educate and stimulate further discussion among the people often challenged by these issues, including practitioners, policymakers, advocates, and educators.
Boys will by Boys: Understanding the Impact of Child Maltreatment and Family Violence on the Sexual, Reproductive, and Parenting Behaviors of Young Men

This study was intended to contribute to a cross-validation of previous qualitative findings. To this end, interviews with adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse were content analyzed and coded by independent raters to derive a reliable set of psychological themes which together describe some of the legacy of abuse in men.
The psychological impact of sexual abuse: Content analysis of interviews with male survivors

SEXUAL assault is a traumatic, devastating experience for victims or survivors regardless of whether they are male or female. It takes enormous courage to face what has happened and embark on a journey of healing. This article talks about male survivors and the many social pressures and patterns of male conditioning that make it difficult to acknowledge being abused, to speak out about it, and to seek appropriate help in overcoming the trauma.
Sexual abuse of men and boys

The following page includes information to (1) help those looking for resources on the sexual abuse of boys and the lasting effects of childhood sexual abuse in the lives of men. (2)To provide resources for men who were sexually abused in childhood and want to know what professional researchers and therapists have learned, without having to read scholarly journals and books. (3) To provide resources for girlfriends, spouses, partners, friends and family members of men who were (or may have been) sexually abused in childhood.
Sexual Abuse of Males: Prevalence, Possible Lasting Effects & Resources

The following brochure addresses these questions: can men be sexually assaulted? what are typical reactions during or after a rape or sexual assault? What should I do it I am raped or sexually assaulted? It also talks about Sexual Assault and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Also available in Spanish.

Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
 

The following questions and answers  are to help us learn about male survivors so that we stop treating them as invisible and start helping them to heal.
Also Available in Spanish.

Men Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The following page gives an overview of male rape. It also talks about male rape as an act of anti-gay violence and what to do if you are a victim. It also includes references and a bibliography for further information.
Male Rape

 

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