• A dozen women dance their solidarity with the victims of sexual violence.
    • A dozen women dance their solidarity with the victims of sexual violence.
      © ICRC / v-p-cd-e-01188
  • Two women from the Bunyakiri region look at a leaflet explaining that rape victims need the support of friends and family, and encouraging rape victims to visit health centres. Sexual violence is approached by means of drawings.
    • Two women from the Bunyakiri region look at a leaflet explaining that rape victims need the support of friends and family, and encouraging rape victims to visit health centres. Sexual violence is approached by means of drawings.
      © ICRC / P. Yazdi / v-p-cd-e-01186
  • Between a dance and a sketch, mwami (chief) Misikami Nzibiro explains to hundreds of villagers how important it is to reintegrate the victims of sexual violence into the community. Traditionally, the words of a mwami command great respect.
  • The local radio station broadcasts the words of the chiefs during the awareness-raising session in Irangui. The equipment is basic, and the transmitter only has a range of about 4 km, but the station plays an important role in a region where communication is limited.
  • The chiefs of nine villages in Bunyakiri meet in a classroom. Together with social workers and an ICRC psychologist, they are discussing how best to reintegrate the victims of sexual violence into the community.

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