The Politics of Culture in Humanitarian Aid to Women Refugees Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence

  title={The Politics of Culture in Humanitarian Aid to Women Refugees Who Have Experienced Sexual Violence},
  author={La{\`a}titia Atlani and C{\'e}cile Rousseau},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  pages={435 - 449}
There is a growing sense of urgency within international humanitarian aid agencies to intervene quickly when faced with organized violence stemming from war or armed conflict. From this perspective, the rape of refugees calls for prompt psychological intervention. Beyond this sense of urgency, the premises underlying the different models of humanitarian intervention being utilized require further documentation. What concepts and practices characterize the mental health interventions for refugee… 
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