Gustavus Adolphus College
Through a case study of SEVOTA, this paper examines trauma-healing practices among genocidal rape victims. Its primary research objectives are to identify the resources available to victims immediately post-genocide through the present, critically examine how these resources have helped victims heal, and observe any existing or impending challenges to healing from rape-related trauma in Rwanda. It concludes that building a community and providing resources to help with certain situations (such as funding for medical treatments or children’s school fees) are effective methods of trauma-healing among genocidal rape victims in Rwanda.
African Studies | Holocaust and Genocide Studies | Peace and Conflict Studies | Social Work | Women's Studies
Bluhm, Delaney, "Healing from Genocidal Rape: An Exploration of the Trauma Healing Process among SEVOTA Members" (2022). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3497.