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.

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Bangui, General Hospital, VVS
Central African Republic

Confronting the painful taboo of rape

Project Update 31 Oct 2014
 
Honduras - Support to the ER department of Escuela Hospital in Tegucigalpa
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MSF Projects in Tegucigalpa

10 Sep 2014
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Bangui, General Hospital, VVS
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MSF treats victims of sexual violence in Bangui

28 Aug 2014
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Honduras - Servicio prioritario
Honduras

MSF makes care for rape survivors a priority

Project Update 28 Aug 2014
 
Panay Island - Mental health
Democratic Republic of Congo

“I have trouble believing that such a level of horror is possible”

Voices from the Field 16 Jul 2014
 
Democratic Republic of Congo

MSF team treats survivors of abduction, sexual slavery and torture in mining region of eastern Congo

Project Update 16 Jul 2014
 
Sexual violence program Mathare – Nairobi
Kenya

Recovering from sexual violence

Project Update 9 Jul 2014
 
01Mexico migration june 2014
Mexico

58 per cent of migrants treated by MSF suffered violence

Press Release 2 Jul 2014
 
Violence against women
Papua New Guinea

Treating survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea

Voices from the Field 13 May 2014
Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
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