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The Lasting Effects of Sexual Violence

12/04/2014

I remember my feelings of shock and helplessness after learning about traumatic fistula, which – in addition to its debilitating physical symptoms – leads victims to be shunned and isolated from their communities. Traumatic fistulas are common in conflict and post-conflict settings, and are often the result of violent rape coupled with deliberate damage.

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Dr. Mukwege

Changing the Narrative on Sexual Violence in the DRC

11/26/2014

This week in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament bestows its most prestigious human rights award, the Sakharov Prize, to Dr. Denis Mukwege, who is world-renowned for the struggle to prevent rape in the war-ravaged and underdeveloped Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Kenyan Police Officer Joseph Kibet

Moving Forward to End Sexual Violence

11/25/2014

PHR has helped local activists create numerous self-governing medical-legal networks across Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to help facilitate collaboration and cooperation among medical professionals, legal and judicial experts, the media, local communities, and NGOs.

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Dr. Denis Mukwege

Recognizing Dr. Denis Mukwege and His Inspirational Fight against Sexual Violence

10/23/2014

Our dear friend and medical partner Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was announced the winner of the Sakharov Prize.

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Dr. Thierry Nasibu Ntumba

The Key to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

09/29/2014

Sexual violence is a grave problem the world over, but it is particularly prevalent in conflict zones like the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo where I live and practice medicine. I frequently treat survivors of sexual violence, and many of my patients have been victims of this terrible crime on more than one occasion.

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