Group therapy works better than individual support for women in low-income
countries who have been victims of sexual violence, according to the results of
a new study done in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The study "offers promising evidence" that a form of group therapy can help
women who have been exposed to sexual violence, Charlotte Watts and her
colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine wrote in a
"We want to improve people's health. But when you have such high rates of
rape and violence, and such a high rate of mental health problems, it's an
often-neglected piece in the bigger development picture."