Reference : V-P-CD-E-01761
Date : 10/2012
Caption : North Kivu, Walikale. After 30 years as a primary school teacher, this woman decided to become a psychosocial assistant in a local listening house in an area heavily affected by violence.
Photographer : YBARRA ZAVALA, Alvaro
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : Getty Images/CICR
Description :
Vivianne (not her real name) was trained in providing psychosocial care by the ICRC, and helps victims of violence to overcome their experiences. "This work is important as people used to suffer so much without any support. But over the last few months, the violence has been getting worse. The stories I hear are more traumatic than those I've heard before, even during the previous wars. Most of the victims I see are victims of sexual violence, and the majority of those who commit them are from armed groups or involved in the fighting in some way.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3511x4096
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour