Rape, a horrifying, systematic weapon of war, is purposefully used to silence and intimidate women.
The trauma disrupts relationships and social connections. It isolates survivors from their communities. The shame can be so immense that secrets take over. Trauma is hidden. Traditional gender and family roles may fall apart, shattering relationships and even increasing the risk of domestic violence.
But at CVT, we aim to make women feel safe in their bodies. To ensure they find stability in their lives. And we help them to stop feeling ashamed about their experiences. To learn to reconnect to their environment and themselves.