Addressing Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC – Testimonial

In 2017, Doctors of the World Belgium launched the Protective Communities project in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which focused on empowering women and addressing gender-based violence. The results show how effective the help and support of the local community is in the fight against sexual abuse. In 2021, we further expanded our project to Uvira, where women suffer a high rate of sexual violence that goes unaddressed.

Through its nine health centers in Uvira, DotW contributes to offering medical and psychological care to victims of sexual violence. Our doctors provide care and treatment, as well as collect physical evidence to enable them to file a complaint. Our psychologists help them recover from the psychological trauma and regain their self-confidence and self-esteem.

Renilde is a midwife and nurse in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo. Take a moment to read her testimony.
 

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