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Kenya: Medical Action: The role of medical evidence in prosecuting cases of sexual assault.

, Index number: AFR 32/005/2002

Victims of rape often face insurmountable obstacles in trying to bring the perpetrators to justice. Many women who have suffered rape or other forms of abuse are too intimidated by cultural attitudes and state inaction to seek redress. This action looks at the role doctors can play in helping to secure successful prosecution of perpetrators by providing medical evidence.

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