Every year, tens of thousands of adults and children expe- rience sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in conflict zones worldwide. Many survivors do not report SGBV due to stigma, fear of reprisals, lack of pathways to care and justice and widespread impunity. When reported, cases often fail due to poor evidence and the breakdown of transmitting in- formation from medical facilities to legal systems.
In Democratic Republic of Congo, PHR has long partnered with HEAL Africa Hospital, an institutional leader in sexual violence response in Goma. The hospital will be used as a pro- ject pilot to digitally document forensic medical evidence of sexual violence and increase access to justice for survivors.
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