Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones | Research and Publications

Through our research, we identify obstacles that thwart justice for survivors of sexual violence, confirm how our multidisciplinary approach is helping to end impunity, and examine changes in practice among our partners. Our unique access means we’re able to conduct and disseminate medical, scientific, and advocacy-oriented research. All this supports our advocacy for systemic, sustainable change to protect survivors of sexual violence and ensure accountability for perpetrators.

Research

The Lancet: The case of Kavumu: a model of medicolegal collaboration (June 2019)

Reproductive Health: The little tissue that couldn’t – dispelling myths about the Hymen’s role in determining sexual history and assault (June 2019)

Genocide Studies and Prevention: MediCapt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: The Design, Development, and Deployment of Mobile Technology to Document Forensic Evidence of Sexual Violence (2017)

Global Health: Science and Practice: mJustice: Preliminary Development of a Mobile App for Medical-Forensic Documentation of Sexual Violence in Low-Resource Environments and Conflict Zones (March 2017) 

Journal of Interpersonal Violence: Attitudes Toward Sexual Violence Survivors: Differences Across Professional Sectors in Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (March 2016)

The Angle Journal: Prosecuting Sexual Violence in Conflict: A medical approach (January 2016)

PLOS One: Time Series Analysis of Sexual Assault Case Characteristics and the 2007–2008 Period of Post-Election Violence in Kenya  (August 2014)

Roundtable Summaries

Trainers Regional Roundtable Summary Report (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya) (September 2017)

Enhancing a Regional Response to Crimes of Sexual Violence: Regional Roundtable Discussion Summary (Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya) (February 2015)

Reparations for Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Summary of Roundtable Discussion (March 2014)

Our Work