Photo of the Week: Gender Based Violence (GBV) in Nairobi

Sexual violence is a major social and medical issue in Mathare, and MSF has provided medical care and psychological support there since 2008. Each month, dozens of people, more than half of them children, come to the centre for help. A new 24-hour sexual violence clinic was opened on the outskirts of Kibera in 2012. Each week it provides 20 to 30 victims of rape with treatment to reduce the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections, psychological support and medical treatment.