Rose Getchine Lima was born on March 15, 1978 in the southern province of Haiti. She studied Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Ethnology at the State University of Haiti from 2004 to 2008. Her goal is to work with the most disadvantaged segments of society, especially women who suffer any form of exclusion and violence. In March 2010, she worked as an investigator with Oxfam. From March to June 2010, she volunteered as a psychosocial agent with SOFA (Solidarite Fanm Ayisyèn / Solidarity of Haitian Women) in order to educate and motivate Haitian women against all acts of violence. Rose is now leading the grassroots organizing efforts for the Rape Accountability and Prevention Project to stop gender based violence against vulnerable women and children who were displaced as a result of the earthquake
Getchine Rose Lima, Goldin Institute Global Associate for Haiti, completed this “Digital Story” during a workshop in Port au Prince in August 2011. In addition to being a compelling personal narrative about how Getchine’s background informs her work at the Goldin Institute, this video serves as an example of the power of Digital Storytelling – a process we intend to use to lift up the voices, experiences and perspective of grassroots leaders in our global network.