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RSAC (RINJ Sexual Assault Clinics) are Nurse-led sexual assault medical clinics treating rape survivors in combat zones and refugee camps in the Middle East and in Africa. New locations are planned.

The RSACs offer free medical care to women, children and their families. Community related services such as victim advocacy, crisis hotlines, community outreach, & education programs are provided based on each RSAC's resources at the discretion of the local RSAC nurse-led team.
  • Trauma care;
  • Physical injuries treatment and minor surgery;
  • Sexually transmitted disease detection treatment and prevention;
  • Sexual assault forensic testing;
  • Pregnancy issues, from abortion to delivering your baby;
  • Legal course of action counseling;
  • Criminal prosecution assistance;
  • Mental health care; and
  • all needed follow-up care.
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The RSAC women's health care nurses at RSAC facilities provide a full range of outpatient & walk-in services to rape survivors, sexual assault & gender-based violence of other types. Some RSACs offer periodical educational & counseling services inside hospitals, community centers, refugee camps, & learning institutes.

The RINJ Foundation support and care for survivors

Missing Persons

In certain RSAC operations it is possible our workers have contact with missing persons such as ISIL War Brides and other exploited women. If you believe you are missing such a family member you are invited to dialogue with us so that we may ascertain what if any information we can share.

Our goal is to find benefit for patients and in the case of minor children or youth, to see that they are if possible returned to the safety of their home. Follow this link for more information or simply contact us here. The RSAC is caring for patients in absolute privacy and that is the first priority.
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Nurse-led RSACs Leverage Modern Health Care Technology

satellite data communications connect all RSAC patient records from any RSAC. Satellite data networks securely access encrypted RSAC patient records from any RSAC location and VSee /TeleHealth medical video conferencing is available in some cases with remote medical and surgical specialists.

The Two Finger Virginity Test is a Rape

Men asking for a "virginity test" of their female family members are refused and warned of the consequences of attempting such (Middle East Two Finger Test is a form of rape) acts of sexual violence themselves.

"Virginity Test requests come often enough to mention the issue. Patient privacy is absolute.

Middle East two-finger 'virginity tests' much debated in the 1980s are a criminal offence defined as rape: "the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim." See: https://rinj.org/rape/

The Examination and Forensic Evidence Collection Kit (Rape Kit)

Rape kit = Sexual assault evidence collection kits; sexual assault forensic evidence (SAFE) kits; Sexual offence evidence collection (SOEC) kits; or Physical Evidence Recovery Kits (PERK)
The rape exam serves two goals: first to provide the best immediate care for the survivor, and second to collect evidence that may be used to prosecute the crime. RINJ-Foundation-rape-kit-application

In order to collect evidence, a survivor must seek treatment at a clinic within 120 hours of an assault.
  • The survivor is in control of the entire exam. Before each step of the Kit, the RSAC nurse will explain the step and ask the survivor if they wish to continue. Nothing will be done that the survivor does not agree to.
  • A rape exam is usually done by the RSCA nurse; sometimes it will be done by a doctor.
  • The exam may take several hours. During the exam, the RSAC nurse must remain with the evidence kit at all times.
  • The survivor can give the RSAC nurse a verbal account of the assault. This will tell the RSAC nurse where to look for evidence on the survivor's body.
  • As mentioned earlier a physical exam is performed to assess, document, and treat physical injuries like bruises, lacerations and broken bones.
  • the RSAC nurse may collect samples from the survivor's mouth, vaginal and/or anal cavities, fingernails, and other parts of the body that the rapist touched during the assault.
  • the RSAC nurse will ask the survivor if he or she had sex with anyone in the past five days (who may also have left behind DNA).
  • If there are signs that the survivor may have been drugged, a 'toxicology kit' may be collected (blood and urine samples).
  • Some garments may be collected as evidence during the RSAC rape exam.


The-RINJ-Foundation-Yazidi-women1The mental health of the people we care for is extremely fragile. There are many triggers capable of causing their state of mind to rapidly deteriorate. Living conditions they are forced to face, memories of their ordeal, and uncertainty about what is going to happen to these women are factors contributing to thoughts of suicide and eventual deaths. The-RINJ-Foundation-Yazidi-women2

These are invisible wounds and the worst are among the female children. STD's and other traumatizing aspects always have the underlying problem of mental health issues which skilled RSAC nurses treat during recurring patient visits. There is no charge ot the patient for this ongoing care.

Privacy of the patient is a foremost priority and extensive steps are taken to assure that privacy.

Some women seeking care in Northern Iraq & in Syria have shown fear on a religious basis. If the person is in our care it could be for a number of reasons including a full range of medical care including ingrown toe nails, non of which procedures anyone can assume and none we will reveal.

The-RINJ-Foundation-Yazidi-women4We need more volunteers and donations. Please help.

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Bibliography. Reading:
1) RINJ Is Building an ICC Case Against Each ISIL Rapist
2) ISIL/ISIS combatants. They are Sexually Violent Predators
3) Islamic State Cabinet Seeks & Recruits Sexually Violent Predators
 

RSAC Protocol Documents


# 0 - RINJ Biological Waste Disposal- 1708 kB
# 1 - RINJ Care of Women WHO RHR 1426 eng- 1834 kB
# 2 - RINJ Disinfection Standards Nov 2008- 971 kB
# 3 - RINJ Donation Process Guidelines For Professionals
# 4 - RINJ End of Life- 268 kB
# 5 - RINJ Intake Primary Examination- 186 kB
# 6 - RINJ Rape Patients Initial Indications- 347 kB
# 7 - RSAC Best Advice Panel Size- 729 kB
# 8 - RSAC Container packing- 313 kB
# 9 - RSAC DNA Testing- 346 kB
# 10 - RSAC Drug Discrepancy Form- 72 kB
# 11 - RSAC General Discharge Form- 39 kB
# 12 - RSAC Hand Sanitizer Instructions- 87 kB
# 13 - RSAC Monitoring and Reporting Adverse Events
# 14 - RSAC Needle Stick Injury- 115 kB
# 15 - RSAC Nursing Manual- 347 kB
# 16 - RSAC OR Cleaning Record- 111 kB
# 17 - RSAC Policy on sharp injury prevention- 104 kB
# 18 - RSAC Policy re Patients- 71 kB
# 19 - RSAC Policy re Protective Equipment- 27 kB
# 20 - RSAC Procedure on Steam Sterilization- 95 kB
# 21 - RSAC Protocol Instrument Sterilization- 42 kB
# 22 - RSAC Pt Discharge RINJ- 116 kB
# 23 - RSAC Quality Assurance Program- 66 kB
# 24 - RSAC Release of Medical Info Form- 34 kB
# 25 - RSAC Sterilization Manual Cover- 48 kB
# 26 - RSAC peer review and audit chart- 216 kB
# 27 - RSAC survivor service worker sexual assault

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