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

Voices from the COVID-19 Pandemic: “Since she started working in the isolation ward, her colleagues have shunned her.”

COVID-19 is on the rise in Kenya, where there have been approximately 12,000 confirmed cases of the disease and 217 deaths. Dr. Angeline Ithondeka is the medical superintendant of Naivasha County Referral Hospital in Nakuru, Kenya, northwest of Nairobi, which is a longtime partner of Physicians for Human Rights. Though Nakuru County has had relatively […]

July 21, 2020

A Tech Solution to Documenting Sexual Violence

This post originally appeared on OpenGlobalRights. It’s not uncommon to see Post-Rape Care (PRC) forms, the standardized medical intake document for sexual violence in Kenya, scattered across clinicians’ desks and counters in hospitals throughout the country. These PRC forms include the survivor’s history, a report of the incident, the results of a physical examination, and […]

January 3, 2019
Sexual Violence

Pioneering a Game-changer in the Fight Against Sexual Violence

Naivasha Hospital’s Clinical Officer Sylvester Mesa and Senior Nursing Officer Emily Kiragu are part of a team of 13 who are pioneering MediCapt in Kenya. Photo: Adriane Ohanessian for Physicians for Human Rights. PHR’s award-winning MediCapt mobile app enables doctors, clinical officers, and nurses to collect, store, and securely share forensic medical evidence in cases […]

May 16, 2018
Sexual Violence

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