Reference : V-P-CD-E-02387
Date : 01/03/2016
Caption : South Kivu province. Pascaline's life was forever changed after being raped by armed men in the eastern part of the country. She went on to face the rejection of her husband and community.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Victims of sexual violence are commonly stigmatized in many cultures, suffering not only the trauma of rape, but of losing their families and livelihoods. With the support of a local counsellor, Pascaline and her husband are working to build a future together. However, rejection from their community has made recovery an uphill battle.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour