A subject still believed to be taboo, sexual violence against men does exist and has been reported to affect 1.8 million people in Brazil, even though the victims might remain silent for ages out of shame and machismo prejudice.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Terrones Saturday announced he was eyeing the use of mandatory chemical castration for rapists of minors, adolescents, and women in a move to curb the increasing number of such crimes. The initiative would require Congressional approval.
Colombia's President Iván Duque has announced he would abide by the IACHR ruling against his country in the Jineth Bedoya case in which the Court also ordered the creation of a centre for women victims of sexual violence.
From quiet beginnings just a few weeks ago, The Rapist is You! - the creation of four performance artists from a Chilean feminist group - has turned into a mighty global roar against sexual violence.
More than 200 people have come forward with complaints of sexual abuse by a Brazilian faith healer, authorities said on Wednesday. The accusations against Joao Teixeira de Faria, who uses the name Joao de Deus in his practice, began last week after several alleged victims spoke on a Globo News television program of sexual violence going back years.