Sexual Violence in Eastern Congo

Team members: 
Lou Dierick; Steven Callens; Marie-Noël Cikuru

At the request of the Belgian Minister for Development Aid, Mr. Labille, the Belgian Technical Cooperation commissioned a feasibility mission to DRC on the replication of the model of confronting the waves of sexual violence which was pioneered by Dr. Dennis Mukwege of Panzi Hospital. The mission members were Lou Dierick (Chair of ICRH Global and ICRH Kenya), Prof. Dr. Steven Callens (UGent - UZ Gent - ICRH Global) and Mrs. Marie-Noël Cikuru (Action Espoir - DRC). The mission members visited relevant locations in Kinshasa, Kikwit, Goma and Bukavu. The report was approved early January 2014. For access to the conclusions and findings (in French), pse contact Ms. Marleen Bosmans (BTC) on

BTC/CTB Belgium
November 2013
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