International Committee of the Red Cross

DRC rape trials reportage wins Humanitarian Visa d’Or photo prize

Photo gallery 21 July 2015

The "Minova rape trials" took place over eight days in a temporary court in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 39 soldiers accused of participating in the rape of around 1,000 Minova residents during November 2012 heard the testimonies of victims who for their own security wore disguises during the trial in February 2014.

In recognition of her sensitive and powerful depiction of the trial, on 19 June 2015 the jury unanimously awarded the ICRC's Humanitarian Visa d'Or to photojournalist Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi. The prize forms part of the annual Visa pour l'image festival, which takes place each September in Perpignan, France. The theme for this year's Humanitarian Visa d'Or was women in war.

Last year's winner of the Humanitarian Visa d'Or was William Daniels, for his coverage of the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic.