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Dr. B is a medical professional who has personally experienced the Syrian regime’s ongoing attacks on medical personnel and facilities. He and his colleagues live in constant fear of additional attacks, anxious that another rocket will fall and demolish their hospital and all those inside.
PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones brings together doctors, nurses, social workers, police officers, lawyers, magistrates, and judges with the goal of helping stakeholders to collect, document, and preserve evidence of sexual violence in order to help improve local prosecutions. This video provides a short preview of our program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and how it works to promote justice and accountability for survivors of sexual violence.
PHR’s Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones is a multi-year training and advocacy initiative that aims to forge coalitions among regional medical, law enforcement, and legal experts. PHR’s goal is to dramatically increase local capacity for the collection of court-admissible evidence of sexual violence to support the future prosecution of these crimes. This video provides a glimpse into PHR’s program in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya and the medical-legal network that has had positive effects on survivors of sexual violence and methods of accountability.
After having endured the civil war in Syria for over a year, Dr. Abo Mayar decided to take his family out of the country and move to a town in Turkey, close to the Syrian border. Moving out of Syria did not stop his commitment to his people, and he has continued to serve them at field hospitals – two of which he has personally seen targeted and attacked.
Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), tells the story of his fight against violence against women. Dr. Mukwege is a world-renowned gynecological surgeon and PHR’s close colleague and project partner. He and his staff have helped treat over 30,000 survivors of sexual violence.