Posted by in News, Social Media on June 24, 2019

Emotional Burden in the Rights Struggle; Self-care Not Optional But a Priority

In 2011, I visited Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. That was before all the world attention, before it’s founder Congolese gynecologist and human rights activist, Dr. Dennis Mukwege became a Nobel Peace laureate. The hospital is known for their incredible work and response to sexual violence and innovations in gynaecological surgery and fistula repair in a region that has borne the brunt with long running complex conflicts in Eastern DRC. In most of these conflicts, sexual violence has been deployed as a tactic of war and the hospital recieves thousands of women, girls, boys and men whose bodies and minds are in dire need of high standard care after such inhumane violation.

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Source: African Feminism

 

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