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Near zero healthcare seeking behaviour among gender-based violence survivors: MSF stresses for community linked, survivor centric care model after latest data in India

New Delhi, India - The Government of India’s latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-V) data reflects a dismal state in the practice of seeking medical care post gender-based violence, including sexual violence, said Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF).Current estimates reflect...

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Thousands of survivors of sexual violence in serious need of care in DRC

A new report from MSF warns of a lack of support for thousands of survivors of sexual violence, including children, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In 2020, nearly 11,000 people were assisted by our teams in DRC for physical and psychological...

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Central African Republic: Healing the visible and invisible wounds of sexual violence

Sexual violence has become a public health issue in the Central African Republic (CAR) over the past decade, with women and minors being the most affected groups. In a country marked by years of civil war and facing a long-term...

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Delhi: Walk through MSF sexual and gender-based violence project

Meet Dr Yashoda Kurra. She works as a medical doctor at MSF’s sexual and gender-based violence project in Jahangirpuri, Delhi. MSF SGBV project is a 24X7 clinic where MSF teams provide free-of-cost quality medical and psychological care to survivors of...

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Delhi: Bringing medical care to victims of sexual and domestic violence in one of city’s biggest slum areas

Shailja was three months pregnant when she first came to MSF SGBV project, a community-based clinic run by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in North West Delhi’s densely populated Jahangirpuri area. She looked anxious and confused. Like...

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Delhi: “There needs to be a shift in the individual and in society to say no to violence”

Virginia Lee is a counsellor from Australia who recently spent seven months working as a mental health coordinator in a community clinic in Delhi. The clinic offers medical and psychological care to survivors of domestic and sexual violence Incidents of...

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Médecins Sans Frontières raises awareness on violence against women

Delhi, 8 December 2016: The international medical humanitarian organisation- Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) organised an awareness-raising event on violence against women for the women and girls from the Jahangirpuri community today. Participating in support of the 16 days of...

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