Josh Harris, International Medical Corps Communications Officer travelled through eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, witnessing first hand our efforts to reduce rates of sexual violence in DRC through changing attitudes within local communities
Taking a holistic approach to rape and sexual violence in eastern DRC, International Medical Corps’ Care, Access, Safety, & Empowerment (CASE) and Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) programmes build the capacity of the health sector so that survivors have better access to quality medical services, as well as psychosocial care, legal support, and skills-building and educational opportunities. To prevent future cases, International Medical Corps is engaging communities in the fight against GBV to change public attitudes and opinions on gender and violence.
You can read about some of the programmes he visited here:
*The people featured in these photos are not survivours of sexual violence