WHO names independent body to investigate Congo sex abuse claims

Sex abuse victims’ advocate will help lead commission investigating claims of sexual exploitation by aid workers in Congo Ebola outbreak

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday it was setting up a seven-person independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation and abuse by aid workers during the recent Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Congo: Interview of a victim of sexual violence in Goma

congo rape women

Tell us about your ordeal and the reason why you are here now?

“The bandits attacked me in the field we were in. Many fled but I got caught and they raped me. They left me on the floor suffering, waters were dripping from my genitals. The moms came to pick me up and took me to the SEGOPE health centre for treatment. Continue reading “Congo: Interview of a victim of sexual violence in Goma”

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