Violence in Buenaventura
MSF psychologist Brillite Martinez during a session with a 8-year old girl, who was referred by her school as a suspected victim of sexual abuse.
15% of sexual violence patients received by MSF in Buenaventura are children – on average 3 patients a week. In most cases the perpetrators are members of the family network. Apart from MSF clinics there is currently no other place where a victim of suspected sexual abuse could seek medical attention.