Presentation Summary: This presentation focuses in on IMA WorldHealth’s Ushindi Project, which built the capacity of key faith leaders and community groups in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to identify and provide support to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. Collectively these faith leaders and community groups were known as Noyaux Communautaires. Overall, the project helped to provide medical support to 17,500 survivors of violence.
Presented at: Faith-Based Organizations and Gender-Based Violence: What Is Their Role and What Are the Lessons? – September 25, 2017
Presented by: Lynn Lawry is the senior director of health, research and evaluation for Overseas Strategic Consulting, Ltd. Dr. Lawry has more than 20 years of experience conducting mixed methods research on humanitarian-related topics across the globe and has worked in more than two dozen countries—many that were either conflict or post-conflict settings. Prior to her current position, she was Director of the Initiative on Global Women’s Health in the Division of Women’s Health, faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School for 20 years.