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“Our Health Workers Are Working in Fear”: After Myanmar’s Military Coup, One Year of Targeted Violence against Health Care

Introduction On February 1, 2021, the Myanmar military (Tatmadaw) took control of the country in a coup d’état.[1] Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest.[2] The military regime not only imprisoned political rivals and dissenters,[3] but quickly proceeded to wage war against the people of Myanmar at large with excessive force […]

January 26, 2022
Attacks on Health Care
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Novel Research Methods that Avoid Retraumatizing Survivors

Originally published by Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI). Also available in French and Spanish. Researchers often grapple with a major challenge when researching sexual violence or evaluating programs focused on sexual violence—how to collect information without retraumatizing survivors. Gathering accurate data from survivors of sexual violence is essential to document or develop programs for their […]

December 3, 2020
Rohingya, Sexual Violence
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Sexual Violence, Trauma, and Neglect: Observations of Health Care Providers Treating Rohingya Survivors in Refugee Camps in Bangladesh

Executive Summary In August 2017, the armed forces of Myanmar (Tatmadaw) unleashed a campaign of widespread and systematic attacks on the country’s Rohingya communities, escalating previous episodes of violent human rights abuses committed against the Rohingya population. The United Nations (UN) and multiple human rights groups documented that Myanmar security forces committed rape, gang rape, […]

October 22, 2020
Mass Atrocities, Rohingya, Sexual Violence
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What Netflix’s “Unbelievable” Can Teach Us About Survivors of Sexual Violence

In the opening scene of the first episode of the Netflix show “Unbelievable,” 18-year-old Marie is huddled under a blanket on her apartment floor. When police arrive on the scene, one officer squats down next to her: “Marie, I’m Officer Curren. I’m here to help you. Can you tell me what happened?” Marie looks at […]

November 22, 2019
Sexual Violence

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