On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict marked June 19, Church leaders in South Sudan have urged citizens not to stigmatize victims of such abuses.
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.
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.
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.”
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.”