The Learning for Equality, Access and Peace
(LEAP) program is funding a small training course in the treatment of trauma-related
disorders for victims of gender based violence.
Over a 3-week period from January to
February 2009, 31 Congolese men and women were trained in trauma counseling
by a group of five experts hired by the MDRP LEAP program.
The trainees - health and social workers,
nurses, and even doctors - were selected in hospitals and health centers
in eastern DRC, where the civil population has been most affected by the