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Seeing through the obstacles to the victims: MSF's medical responsibility to victims of sexual violence

In: 
MSF International Activity Report 2004/5
Type of publication: 
Date of publication: 
2005
Edition: 
Geneva: Médecins Sans Frontières, p. 11-13

A year ago, all of MSF's offices debated the organization's role in providing specialized health care to women. One particular area of concern that is becoming better recognized as a part of our work is care for victims of rape and other types of sexual violence. It is important to evaluate our success in enabling all of our operational teams to provide suitable care and support to these women and girls and to consider some of the obstacles facing them as they attempt to do so.