Christine Amisi

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Denis Mukwege, center, celebrates with his staff at Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, eastern Congo, on Oct. 5, after learning that he was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Mukwege, 63, founded the hospital and has treated thousands of victims of wartime sexual violence. (Norwegian Church Aid/AP)

On Dec. 10, Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad received the Nobel Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. The award is significant but, as Mukwege notes, it “will have real meaning only if it helps mobilize people to change the situation of victims in areas of armed conflict.”

Our recent research in eastern Congo shows that this change does not come easily for survivors of sexual violence. Support programs can help survivors economically, but the biggest hurdle they face is social stigma. Survivors of sexual violence in war are shaped by those experiences long after the initial assault.…  Seguir leyendo »