This body map was created in Kalehe by six individuals, all of whom are female former underage combatants. Staff from PREV-HIA, HHI and ECI oversaw this body mapping session.please click on the image to enlarge
The Kalehe participants highlighted the potential for witnessed, as opposed to directly experienced, violence as being painful in its own right. They describe how: “[Soldiers’] ears heard lots of things that traumatized them. They heard a lot of awful stuff – noise. They heard gunshots.” On the body map, this is represented by an arrow coming from a combatant with a gun (small figure to the right of the figure’s head). The arrow also represents harsh words other combatants would say to women in armed groups.
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