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19 Sep 2011 description

SCIAF’s Programme Officer Percy Patrick explains how the agency is addressing the holistic needs of sexual violence survivors in the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Continued support is vital for their recovery from a devastatingly traumatic experience. However, it is essential that help is directed at rebuilding their shattered family, economic and community structures.

Health, dignity and hope have been restored for many sexual and domestic violence survivors in eastern DR Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi through a number of means:

10 Dec 2010 description

On 1st December certificates were presented by the Provincial Minister of Health to fifteen doctors newly qualified to carry out advanced gynaecological and obstetric operations on rape victims in general hospitals throughout South Kivu. At the same ceremony specialist medical equipment was presented to each hospital by Bukavu Bureau Diocésain d'Oeuvres Médicales (BDOM).

07 May 2010 description

3-year EU funded programme strengthens existing work

Sexual violence against civilians has become endemic in the Great Lakes region.