‘Someone banged on my door’: 7 years after election rapes, justice still missing for Kenya survivors
Following the elections in late 2007, Kenya endured significant atrocities, including murder, ethnic cleansing, and rape... years after that violent crisis, women are still seeking justice.
In both conflict and non-conflict scenarios, women face a daily risk of assaults at home, in the workplace, on the street, and even in college dorms. In addition, victim blaming and other negative responses from first responders is commonplace, leading to underreporting of these crimes.
Power cuts are a daily reality of working in low-resourced, conflict-affected countries like the DRC, and are only one of many such hurdles. These challenges are not insurmountable.
PHR’s new mobile phone application, MediCapt, will be an important tool for Justin and for police officers all over the DRC who are doing their best to secure justice for victims of sexual violence.
The idea was intriguing: create a mobile application that would allow clinicians to document physical findings during medical examinations of sexual violence victims.