Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Combatting rampant sexual and gender-based violence plaguing forcibly displaced persons in the Congo
During a post-conflict era, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has continued to experience alarmingly high rates of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) among refugees and internally displaced persons. Unfortunately, due to political instability and corruption among the armed forces, women and children are subject to various atrocities with few options for escape. Recent studies looked at the efficacy of short-term reactive strategies in response to SGBV and addressing the associated ostracism, social stigma, physical and psychological trauma.