DRC / SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE

29-Nov-2019 00:02:11
United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate, Jane Connors visited three local hospitals in Goma as part as her activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). MONUSCO
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STORY: DRC / SEXUAL EXPLOITATON AND ABUSE
TRT: 02:45
SOURCE: MONUSCO
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LANGUAGE: FRENCH / NATS

DATELINE: 26 NOVEMBER 2019, GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO (DRC)
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1. Various shots, Heal Africa hospital exterior
2. Wide shot, Victims' Rights Advocate (VRA) Jane Connors arrival at Heal Africa Hospital
3. Wide shot, hospital managers welcoming Connors
4. Various shots, capoeira performance
5. Various shots, Connors visiting a workshop for vulnerable people
6. Wide shot, vulnerable pupils welcoming Connors in Heal Africa Hospital compound
7. Various shots, Connors touring GESOM hospital
8. Wide shot, Connors meeting with hospital manager
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Jane Connors, Victims' Rights Advocate, United Nations:
“The purpose of my visit to the DRC and Goma is to do an examination of what is done for victims of rape and sexual abuse, medical assistance, livelihood assistance, legal assistance.”
10. Wide shot, Kyeshero Hospital exterior
11. Various shots, Connors listening to presentation of Kyeshero Hospital
12. SOUNDBITE (French) Fabrice Bishengo, Chief Doctor, Kyeshero Hospital, Goma:
“We believe that it will advocate for better care for victims, because the majority of victims are Congolese, who have the right to live, who have the right to be cared for. I think she will argue about this and more for reintegration. It is true that at our level, at the level of the hospital we take care of them on the medical part, but for the reintegration there is need of means for reintegrating these women in the society; it is necessary for them to have also psychological care and all this requires means, and we believe that she has the capacity to help so that the reintegration is effective.”
13. Wide shot, Kyeshero Hospital compound
STORYLINE
United Nations Victims’ Rights Advocate, Jane Connors visited three local hospitals IN Goma as part as her activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

On Tuesday (26 Nov) she visited Heal Africa Hospital, which partners partner with UNICEF taking care of victims of sexual violence. Heal Africa is especially taking care of minor victims. Also, Heal Africa takes care of orphan kids and other vulnerable children. These children have a school inside the hospital.

Connors also visited GESOM hospital, a non-profit health association that aims to provide quality care at affordable costs to vulnerable people. GESOM is in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Joint United Nations Office for Human Rights.

This hospital takes care of alleged victims of sexual exploitation and, according to the head of GESOM, between January 2016 and October 2019, the medical center took care of 13 cases of alleged victims of exploitation and abuse of which the perpetrators are staff of the United Nations system.

SOUNDBITE (French) Jane Connors, Victims' Rights Advocate (VRA), United Nations:
“The purpose of my visit to the DRC and Goma is to do an examination of what is done for victims of rape and sexual abuse, medical assistance, livelihood assistance, legal assistance.”



Finally, she visited Kyeshero Hospital, which takes care of mostly adult victims of sexual exploitation. It’s in partnership with UNFPA.

SOUNDBITE (French) Fabrice Bishengo, Chief Doctor, Kyeshero Hospital, Goma:
“We believe that it will advocate for better care for victims, because the majority of victims are Congolese, who have the right to live, who have the right to be cared for. I think she will argue about this and more for reintegration. It is true that at our level, at the level of the hospital we take care of them on the medical part, but for the reintegration there is need of means for reintegrating these women in the society; it is necessary for them to have also psychological care and all this requires means, and we believe that she has the capacity to help so that the reintegration is effective.”

As Victims’ Rights Advocate, Connors supports an integrated, strategic response to victim assistance in coordination with United Nations system actors with responsibility for assisting victims. She works with government institutions, civil society, and national and legal and human rights organizations to build networks of support and to help ensure that the full effect of local laws, including remedies for victims, are brought to bear.
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