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Latest stories: Sexual Violence

Africa DRC Fundraising Training Olame Centre/ Credit: CAFOD

Catholic Development Agency Reaches Out to Victims of Sexual Violence in DR Congo

The leadership of the development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD), has outlined the entity’s efforts to reach out to victims of sexual assault in the Archdiocese of Bukavu in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to help them overcome past traumatic experiences.

Logo calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation / United Nations

Bishops in Ireland, European Union Launch Initiative against Sexual Violence in Somalia

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, in partnership with the leadership of the European Union (EU), launched a campaign against Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Somalia.

Logo for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to be marked Wednesday, November 25.

Ireland-based Catholic Charity Highlights Plight of Sexual Violence Victims in DR Congo

Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to be marked Wednesday, November 25, the leadership of Trocaire, the overseas development agency of Ireland’s Catholic Bishops, has highlighted the plight of victims of sexual-based violence (SBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where such atrocities are “all too common.”

A poster for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Church Leaders in South Sudan Appeal for Release of Abducted Women and Children

On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, church leaders in South Sudan have denounced conflict-related violence in the Eastern Africa country and appealed to those responsible for such violence to return abducted women and children used as sex slaves “to their respective communities.”