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Post-election rape survivors sue Kenyan government

IRIN
02/21/2013

Eight survivors of sexual violence committed in the wake of Kenya’s December 2007 general elections have taken the government to court over its alleged failure to protect them or investigate the crimes committed against them. Those bringing the case to court include two male victims of sexual violence and six civil society organizations: COVAW, the Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU), the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya), and Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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PHR Wins 2013 Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention with Mobile App

02/13/2013

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has received first prize for its mobile forensic application, MediCapt, in the 2013 USAID-Humanity United Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition.

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Coleen Kivlahan, MD, MSPH

Why treating rape survivors is so complicated

Women's Media Center/Women Under Siege
02/01/2013

On January 25, Dr. Coleen Kivlahan gave a talk at Columbia University in New York for “Global sexualized violence: From epidemiology to action,” an all-day symposium co-hosted by the Women’s Media Center's Women Under Siege and Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. This is a version of that talk.

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Stronger Commitment Needed from African Leaders to Stop Rape in Conflict

The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict
01/28/2013

A delegation of grassroots women’s rights activists who came to the 20th African Union Summit are frustrated with continued broken promises for security and call on all Heads of States to make stronger commitments to stop rape in conflict.

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Doctor Returns to Congo and Is Hailed as a Hero

New York Times
01/14/2013

It was as if someone extraordinarily famous had come to town. Thousands of people craned their necks as the motorcade roared by, cellphones out to grab a snap, an air of expectation and excitement eclipsing all the street noise of clanging Coke bottles and beeping motorcycles. “There he is!” someone yelled. “Le docteur!”

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