Our Bodies, Their Battleground

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Click on image to view the documentary on IRIN.

 

IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, produced this brief, 19 minute documentary on gender-based violence in conflict regions, its consequences, as well as what needs to be done to stop sexual violence. It includes a discussion of fistula — a medical condition that results when the body tears between the vagina and rectum during gang rape and/or genital mutilation. A debilitating condition, fistula haunts many survivors of gender-based violence, exacerbating their psychological trauma and alienation.