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Medical Care for Victims of Sexual Violence

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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has released their report, Shattered Lives: Immediate Medical Care Vital for Sexual Violence Victims. “Based on MSF’s work in Liberia, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Africa, Colombia, and other countries, the report, titled “Shattered Lives,” highlights the need for emergency medical care to be made available to people who have been raped. MSF also stresses that such services need to be truly accessible, with guarantees for confidentiality and an offer of comprehensive care.”

You can read an overview of the report here, or download the full report (PDF).


Written by Jenifer

March 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

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  1. Thanks this information is so important …also great links to many other sites


    March 6, 2009 at 11:26 am

  2. Shattered lives is really heart wrenching ….But essential information to get out, and hold on tight to the hope that one day we can help to change things …


    March 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm

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