Care for victims of sexual violence, an organization pushed to its limits: The case of Médecins Sans Frontières

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619102
Title:
Care for victims of sexual violence, an organization pushed to its limits: The case of Médecins Sans Frontières
Authors:
Duroch, F; Schulte-Hillen, C
Journal:
International Review of the Red Cross
Abstract:
Over the past ten years, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to almost 118,000 victims of sexual violence. Integrating related care into MSF general assistance to populations affected by crisis and conflicts has presented a considerable institutional struggle and continues to be a challenge. Tensions regarding the role of MSF in providing care to victims of sexual violence and when facing the multiple challenges inherent in dealing with this crime persist. An overview of MSF’s experience and related reflection aims to share with the reader, on the one hand,the complexity of the issue, and on the other, the need to continue fighting for the provision of adequate medical care for victims of sexual violence,which despite the limitations is feasible.
Publisher:
International Committee of the Red Cross/Cambridge University Press
Issue Date:
9-Sep-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619102
DOI:
10.1017/S1816383115000107
Submitted date:
2018-04-25
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Womens/Reproductive Health

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDuroch, Fen
dc.contributor.authorSchulte-Hillen, Cen
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-27T13:17:23Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-27T13:17:23Z-
dc.date.issued2015-09-09-
dc.date.submitted2018-04-25-
dc.identifier.citationCare for victims of sexual violence, an organization pushed to its limits: The case of Médecins Sans Frontières. 2015, 96:894 International Review of the Red Crossen
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1816383115000107-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619102-
dc.description.abstractOver the past ten years, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provided medical care to almost 118,000 victims of sexual violence. Integrating related care into MSF general assistance to populations affected by crisis and conflicts has presented a considerable institutional struggle and continues to be a challenge. Tensions regarding the role of MSF in providing care to victims of sexual violence and when facing the multiple challenges inherent in dealing with this crime persist. An overview of MSF’s experience and related reflection aims to share with the reader, on the one hand,the complexity of the issue, and on the other, the need to continue fighting for the provision of adequate medical care for victims of sexual violence,which despite the limitations is feasible.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInternational Committee of the Red Cross/Cambridge University Pressen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Review of the Red Crossen
dc.subject.meshWomens/Reproductive Healthen
dc.subject.meshSexual Violenceen
dc.titleCare for victims of sexual violence, an organization pushed to its limits: The case of Médecins Sans Frontièresen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Review of the Red Crossen
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