Don't Excuse Abuse

Sexual violence

Sexual violence affects millions of people, brutally shattering the lives of women, men and children. It is a medical emergency, but there is often a dire lack of healthcare services for victims.

No statistics on sexual violence provide a complete picture of the problem or its prevalence. Shame, fear, stigmatisation and many other obstacles prevent an unknown number of victims from receiving, or even seeking, treatment. And yet getting immediate medical care after sexual assault is critical in order to limit the potential consequences. In 2017, our teams treated over 18,800 victims of sexual violence.

Quick Facts

 
Sexual violence in Bangui
Central African Republic

“The tip of the iceberg”: Stream of patients offer glimpse into scale of sexual violence

Project Update 7 Sep 2018
 
Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Community
Rohingya refugee crisis

Crisis update - March 2018

Crisis Update 15 Mar 2018
 
Rohingya New arrivals
Rohingya refugee crisis

“We don’t have anywhere else to go”

Voices from the Field 15 Mar 2018
 
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
Rohingya refugee crisis

‘No one was left’ - Death and Violence Against the Rohingya

Report 9 Mar 2018
 
IDPs in Bossangoa
Central African Republic

Survivors describe a mass rape ordeal outside Bossangoa

Project Update 8 Mar 2018
 
MSF activities and daily life of the refugees in Tasnimarkhola camp.
International Women's Day

Caring for displaced women

Press Release 6 Mar 2018
 
Outreach project
South Africa

Responding to pervasive sexual violence in the platinum belt

Project Update 30 Nov 2017
 
MSF Response Rohingya Crisis
Rohingya refugee crisis

Crisis update – November 2017

Crisis Update 20 Nov 2017
 
Vaccination campaign in Dundo camps, Angola
Angola

“People in the camp had one goal – to stay alive”

Voices from the Field 6 Nov 2017
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

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