What is the history behind GBV UNCOVERED?
Over the years, Dr. Sundeep Chohan has provided humanitarian assistance to many male and female survivors of sexual violence, exploitation and trafficking. From treating exploited street children in India and Nepal to the 'slave orphans' of the Haitian earthquake, from assisting survivors of the 'rape camps' of Congo to supporting NGOs working with young women trafficked into the UK, his experiences showed that GBV is a global issue that affects us all. Every country has its own male, female and child survivors who need medical and psychological assistance.
In 2014, after working with GBV survivors in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo where he witnessed some of the most disturbing human rights abuses imaginable, Dr Chohan founded GBV Uncovered to address the problems of insufficient resources and training deficits experienced by frontline humanitarian aid workers.
GBV UNCOVERED brings together elite specialists, NGOs and grassroots activists from around the world to share their skills, resources, training and experiences. Our vision is to build a holistic care programme for survivors of GBV and by improving access and standards of medical care to these women, help heal shattered lives and damaged communities in the world’s most hostile and deprived regions.
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Purposeful infection of women with the HIV virus. It is called the ‘slow genocide’ and means to cause as much damage to the women and their communities as possible. Ostracised, stigmatised and traumatised, twenty years on they eke out an existence whilst their health slowly fails... READ MORE >
the challenges in tackling sexual violence & the use of HIV as a biological weapon in conflict regions
Along with dozens of militia groups, the DRC Army, Rwandan Army and even UN peacekeepers stand accused of staggering sexual violence against Congolese women. The problem have become epidemic in the region with extraordinary levels of planned sexual violence. A 2008 report conservatively estimated over 500,000 women had been affected by sexual violence in Eastern DRC and many reports put this figure in the millions. READ MORE >