A male r@pe victim, Stephen Kigoma was was r@ped during the conflict in his home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011 but kept the sad story to himself has finally opened up in a recent interview with BBC.
Stephen who fled to Uganda in 2011 where he got medical help after a physiotherapist treating him for a back problem realized there was more to his injuries while speaking on the sad experience and ordeal in the interview with BBC where he encouraged more survivors to come forward, said;


“If I talked about it, I would have been separated from the people. Even those who treated me would not have shaken my hands.”
He was then taken to see a doctor treating survivors of $ex ual violence, where he was the only man in the ward.
‘I hid that I was a male r@pe survivor. I couldn’t open up  because it’s a taboo. As a man, I can’t cry. People will tell you that you are a coward, you are weak, you are stupid. They killed my father. Three men r@ped me, and they said: ‘You are a man, how are you going to say you were r@ped?’ It’s a weapon they use to make you silent”. He added.
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