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KOFAVIV Leader to Testify before the UN Human Rights Council on Rape and Gender-based Violence in Haiti

Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and leader of the grassroots women’s group KOFAVIV, will testify Monday before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Villard-Appolon has lived in a camp for the internally displaced since the January 12 earthquake.  She will describe the skyrocketing incidence of rape that she has witnessed in the camps, and the lack of a coordinated or effective response to these persistent threats.

Read the press release here.
Read Malya’s testimony here.


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