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Study: Sexual violence against migrant men and boys on the way to Italy widespread

Sexual violence can be a reason for people to leave their homes and make their way to Italy, but it is also worryingly prevalent along the route to Italy too. In their study “More than one Million Pains: Sexual violence against men and boys on the central Mediterranean route to Italy” published March 25, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) found that “sexual violence, including sexual torture, against female and male refugees and migrants appears widespread in Libya.”