Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones | Program Resources

The three videos below were produced by the Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones and are intended to complement the training workshops the program convenes for medical, law enforcement, and legal professionals on the collection and documentation of forensic evidence of sexual violence.

What Is Informed Consent?

This film explains the process by which a patient who has experienced sexual violence may provide or withdraw permission to proceed with a forensic medical evaluation before, during, or after the medical exam. This film is intended to be screened for the patient. English French Swahili

How to Obtain Meaningful Informed Consent

This film provides an overview of the key steps for clinicians to follow in order to obtain informed consent from patients before, during, and after a forensic examination for sexual assault. This film is intended to be screened for clinicians. English French Swahili

What Is Forensic Photography?

This film provides an overview of the key elements for documenting photographic evidence of sexual violence in connection with a sexual assault medical examination. This film is intended to be screened for clinicians. English French Swahili

Enhancing a Regional Response to Crimes of Sexual Violence

This report is the outcome of a regional roundtable convened by PHR in 2015 comprising colleagues from the medical, law enforcement, and legal communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya, as well as government officials, civil society activists, journalists, academics, and sexual violence survivors. The gathering focused on the challenges of supporting survivors of sexual violence and planning for a regional response to prosecute and hold accountable those who commit these crimes.