Video: Multisectoral cooperation in action - working together for survivors

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

In Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) grantee implements a project to address gaps in medical and legal processes for survivors of sexual violence. PHR’s Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones brings together the police, the health sector, law enforcement, judicial system and other stakeholders to document and preserve forensic evidence of sexual violence. By providing better services to survivors and documenting evidence, PHR is working to end impunity of perpetrators and to ensure survivors of sexual violence have access to justice.

Beginning in 2011, the UN Trust Fund invested in the inception of PHR’s Programme on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones and is currently funding its second generation of results. Since then, PHR trained 1,578 health, legal and law enforcement professionals across Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These providers served 42,162 survivors of sexual violence in the two countries.

Watch part-one of a new video series showing the results and successes of the growing PHR cohort of trained medical and legal professionals who are committed to gathering forensic evidence to support judicial processes.

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