Impact of Conflict on Boys

Men and young men remain the primary victims of recorded protection incidents, representing between 85 per cent and 95 per cent of those exposed to torture or inhuman treatment, theft, extortion, arbitrary or unlawful arrest and/or detention.

Too afraid of being abducted, many boys and men, particularly young ones, stay at home and resign themselves to immobility. To allow their wife to have more time to work outside the house, some of them increasingly play a caregiving and domestic role, engaging in these socially devalued and often invisible tasks that have been the domain of girls and women.

Let’s join hands to break down the barriers, and foster a safe, supportive environment where boys and men can thrive.