News Archive on Gender-Based Violence

Why is global women’s safety placed at bottom of list with relief action? — November 12, 2013
New Case of UN Peacekeeper Involved Rape in Haiti — September 16, 2013
Op-Ed: Hope, Haiti and an End to Gender-Based Violence — April 23, 2013
Messages from Haiti: Straight from the Source — March 28, 2013
Stand in Solidarity With the Women of Haiti — February 15, 2013
A legal solution for Haiti — January 29, 2013
A System Put to the Test — January 24, 2013
Building Back Better Requires Justice and Haitian Participation — January 11, 2013
NY Times Suggests It’s Pointless to Report Rape in Haiti, Ignoring Serious Efforts to Protect Women — December 17, 2012
“Inspirational Women” — an appeal from Meena Jagannath — December 12, 2012
Human Rights Day:  Human Rights Groups Demand the UN Prove that Human Rights Are For All, Even Haitians — December 12, 2012
Haiti’s CNN Hero finalist Malya Villard-Appolon still believes in women & change — December 3, 2012
Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2012 — November 1, 2012
Haitians living in fear ‘under the tent’ — October 18, 2012
Permanent, Social Housing In Haiti: Recommendations For the US Government — September 18, 2012
 Petition Letter: Give Hope and Homes to Haiti’s Earthquake Victims — July 3, 2012
A Joint Statement Concerning Haitian Deportations From The US — July 3, 2012
Press Release: International Campaign Launch for Housing in Haiti — July 2, 2012
Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2012 — July 1, 2012
Withholding Water: Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti – Part I — July 1, 2012
Seeking Justice For Haiti’s Rape Victims (By CNN) — April 26, 2012
Report of the Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in Haiti — April 26, 2012
“When It Rains, We Will Grow Again”: Haitian Women Observe International Women’s Day — March 15, 2012
Press Conference, BAI Women’s Network (Rezo Fanm BAI), in Kreyol — March 12, 2012
Group Founded by Rape Survivors Lifts Up Haitian Women — March 10, 2012
Two Years After Haiti’s Earthquake, Women Are Still Shattered by Sexual Exploitation — February 6, 2012
Press Release: On Heels of Two-Year Commemoration of Haiti’s Earthquake, U.S. Representatives, Haitian Delegation and NGOs Focus on Reconstruction and U.S. Aid Efforts (HAWG) — March 10, 2012
Struggle continues in post-quake Haiti (Intlawgrrls.com) — January 12, 2012
Monthly Review: December 2011 – January 2012
Humanitarian Aid in Haiti (Counterpunch.org) — December 26, 2011
Emergency and Transitional Shelter Provision Flawed, New Evaluation Shows (CEPR) — December 13, 2011
Monthly Review: December 2011
Nou Bouke Viv Anba Tant! – We’re Fed Up of Living in Tents! (Haiti Briefing Support Group) — November 16, 2011
A Rights-Based Approach to Lawyering: Legal Empowerment as an Alternative to Legal Aid in Post-Disaster Haiti (Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights) — November 16, 2011
Press Advisory: Press Conference to Announce Developments in Accountability of the UN and MINUSTAH for Haiti’s Cholera Outbreak (IJDH) — November 7, 2011
Monthly Review: October – November 2011
MINUSTAH: Keeping the peace, or conspiring against it? (Other Worlds) — October 12, 2011
IJDH-BAI Co-Sponsored Event: Panel Discussion with Human Rights Legal Experts on Gender-based Violence in Haiti — October 7, 2011
SOA Watch in Haiti (School of the Americas Watch) — October 5, 2011
Haiti’s Housing Crisis: Human rights investigation finds President Michel Martelly’s 100-day housing plan delivered no improvement to people in Haiti’s tent camps (IJDH-BAI) — October 3, 2011
Create a Haitian Family Reunification Parole Program to Help Haiti Recover.  End the Double Standard — September 29, 2011
Only Emergency Response System Dedicated to Rape and Sexual Violence in Haiti Launched (Digital Democracy) — September 22, 2011
Press Release: The United Nations Should Hold MINUSTAH Personnel Accountable for Human Rights Violations to Haitians (IJDH-BAI) — September 20, 2011
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Conference Call Part 1 – August 30, 2011 Notes — September 6, 2011
Monthly Review: August – September 2011
“Until the Day I Die”: Gerta Louisama on Haitian Women Winning their Rights — August 2, 2011
Listen to Jocy Brooks and Greger Calhan speak on the Silvio Cator Stadium eviction — July 28, 2011
Measuring the Way Forward in Haiti: Grounding Disaster Relief in the Legal Framework of Human Rights (Health and Human Rights: An International Journal — July 22, 2011
Journalistic Betrayal in Haiti — July 18, 2011
Fanm ayisyen pap kase: Respecting the right to health of Haitian women and girls (Health and Human Rights: An International Journal) — July 18, 2011
Listen to Meena Jagannath, BAI Legal Fellow, with an update on the Rape Accountabilty and Prevention Project — July 13, 2011
A Positive Experience (Heart of Haiti Blog) — July 11, 2011
Why Context Matters: Journalists and Haiti (Ms. Magazine Blog) — July 8, 2011
Monthly Review: June 2011
Monthly Review: May 2011
Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert: Join letter to Sec. Clinton — April 16, 2011
Representatives from IJDH Grassroot’s Partner, KOFAVIV, spoke before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) about the crisis of sexual violence in Haiti — April 15, 2011
Half-Hour For Haiti Action Alert: Help Haiti’s Friends in Congress Protect Earthquake Victims — April 12, 2011
2010 Human Rights Report: Haiti (State Department and Haiti) — April 8, 2011
States of Exception—Haiti’s IDP Camps — April 8, 2011
Haiti, Violated (World Policy Institute) — April 7, 2011
Women Turn Spotlight on Haiti’s Silent Rape Epidemic (The Budapest Report) — April 7, 2011
Using Tech to Document Haiti’s Rape Epidemic (Wired.com) — April 1, 2011
Monthly Review: April 2011
Enhancing Rule of Law Vital For Peace and Security in Haiti (UN News Centre) — March 30, 2011
Fundraising Success Stories — March 28, 2011
Intervention of Lisa Davis (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) — March 25, 2011
Introduction During Hearing on Precautionary Measure 340-10: Women and Girls in Camps for Forcibly Displaced Persons in Haiti (Inter-American Commission on Human Rights) — March 25, 2011
Gender-Based Violence Against Haitian Women & Girls in Internal Displacement Camps (MADRE/KOFAVIV, FAVILEK, KONAMAVID, Women’s Link Worldwide, International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY School of Law) — March 24, 2011
Summary Submission to the UN Universal Periodic Review of Haiti (IJDH-BAI, Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network) — March 24, 2011
Universal Periodic Review Restavèk Report: The Persistence of Child Labor and Slavery: English, Kreyol (Restavèk Freedom) — March 24, 2011
Universal Periodic Review: Labor Rights Report (Anten Ouvriye, University of Pennsylvania Law School Transnational Legal Clinic) — March 24, 2011
Universal Periodic Review: Haiti’s Renewal of MINUSTAH’s Mandate in Violation of the Human Rights of the Haitian People (Bri Kouri Nouvèl Gaye, Mennonite Central Committee Haiti, Let Haiti Live, UnityAyiti) — March 24, 2011
Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN) fellow, Annie Gell, participated in a BBC World “Have Your Say” program on Gender-based Violence in Haiti — March 23, 2011
Annie Gell, “Have Your Say” — March 23, 2011
Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN) Fellow, Annie Gell, Participated in a BBC World “Have Your Say” Program on Gender-based Violence in Haiti (BBC World) — March 23, 2011
CHRGJ Survey Suggests Alarming Levels of Sexual Violence in Haiti’s IDP Camps (CHRGJ) — March 16, 2011
Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN) Fellow, Annie Gell, was interviewed by New York- based WBAI radio — March 11, 2011
Annie Gell Talks About Gender-Based Violence on WBAI Radio (WBAI) — March 9, 2011
Monthly Review: March 2011
Monthly Review: February 2011
One Year After Earthquake, Displaced Haitians Ask for Stop to Forced Evictions from Camps — January 11, 2011
“Our Bodies Are Still Trembling”: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape (IJDH) — January 10, 2011
New Report on Sexual Violence in Haiti One Year After the Earthquake — January 10, 2011
“Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape” Report Released — January 10, 2011
Annie Gell on WBAI Radio Talks About Gender-Based Violence — January 5, 2011
Inter-American Human Rights Commission Sets Unprecedented Recommendations for Haitian Government to Address Wave of Sexual Violence in Displacement Camps — January 4, 2011
Haiti’s Fouled-Up Election — November 29, 2010
IACHR Expresses Con­cern Over Sit­u­a­tion in Camps for Dis­placed Per­sons in Haiti — November 18, 2010
In Post-Earthquake Haiti, Activists Fight Violence Based on Gender and Sexuality — November 14, 2010
Amid Haitian Crisis, Opportunity — November 12, 2010
Annie Gell on KPFA Morning Show — November 8, 2010
Rights Groups Testify Before Inter-American Commission and File Legal Request on Unlawful Forced Evictions in Haiti — November 2, 2010
New Guidelines Tackle Impact of Forced Evictions on Women — October 22, 2010
Human Rights Groups File Legal Peti­tion on Sex­ual Vio­lence Against Women and Girls in Camps for Dis­placed in Haiti — October 20, 2010
UN humanitarian official speaks about gender-based violence on mission to Haiti — October 20, 2010
Tensions Mount Ahead of Controversial Polls — October 19, 2010
Earthquake Stricken Haitians Victimized by World Indifference — October 17, 2010
Haitian Civil Society Organizations and Earthquake Survivors Protest Renewal of UN Peacekeeping Mission — October 15, 2010
Nine Months Later:  Donor Money Still Bypassing Haiti’s Homeless and Jobless — October 13, 2010
Beginning of the End: Anti-Rape Campaign — October 7, 2010
Report: 1 million Haitians in 1,300 squalid camps — October 7, 2010
Panel Examines Earthquake’s Effect on Safety of Haitian Women — September 24, 2010
After Earthquake, Violence Against Haitian Women Rises  — September 24, 2010
Haitian Women’s Struggle for Justice — September 22, 2010
Haiti: UN launches new campaign against rape and gender-based violence — September 13, 2010
UN launches anti-rape campaign in Haiti — September 13, 2010
Quarterly Newsletter: Fall 2010 — September 1, 2010
Haitian Women Fight Sexual Violence — August 26, 2010
Gender-Based Violence in Haiti — August 17, 2010
Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert: Summer Reading — August 12, 2010
Haitian women live in fear of rape in post-quake camps — August 12, 2010
Is Haiti Falling Through the Cracks? — August 9, 2010
Haiti’s Most Vulnerable Children at Heightened Risk in Earthquake’s Aftermath — August 3, 2010
Help world’s women fight violence — July 31, 2010
Citizen Mobilization for Housing in Haiti (The Urgency of Housing, Part IV) — July 30, 2010
Rape a Part of Daily Life for Women in Haitian Relief Camps – July 28, 2010
Rape in Haiti: Report Released on Violence Against Women and Girls in Haiti – July 27, 2010
Gender-Based Violence in Haiti (IJDH) – July 27, 2010
Violence Against Women in Haiti: Prepared for Congressional Briefing — July 13, 2010
The Women of Haiti Still in Rubble – July 12, 2010
In Haiti, the aftershocks rumble on – July 10, 2010
The Predictable Disaster: Post Earthquake, Widespread Rape in Haiti Goes Unaddressed – July 2, 2010
After Haiti’s Quake, Another Form of Horror – July 1, 2010
Quarterly Newsletter: Summer 2010 — June 30, 2010
Sexual Assaults Add to Miseries of Haiti’s Ruins – June 23, 2010
Making Haiti Safe for Women Through the Light of a Lamp – June 23, 2010
UVa law clinic turns attention to Haitian rape victims – June 20, 2010
Fanm Pap Kase: From Champ de Mars Displacement Camp to the United Nations  – June 9, 2010
KOFAVIV Leader to Testify before the UN Human Rights Council on Rape and Gender-based Violence in Haiti – June 7, 2010
Video: Testimony on Gender-Based Violence in Haiti by Malya Villard-Apollon Before the UN Human Rights Council (English and French) – June 7, 2010
Text: Testimony on Gender-Based Violence in Haiti by Malya Villard-Apollon Before the UN Human Rights Council (English and French) – June 7, 2010
U.Va. law professor: Haiti’s women at high risk for rape after earthquake – June 7, 2010
A country ‘forgotten’: Missoula professor shares experience after visiting area still reeling from disaster – June 7, 2010
A country ‘forgotten’: Missoula professor shares experience after visiting area still reeling from disaster  – June 3, 2010
Empower women to speed recovery – May 29, 2010
Senators Call for Immediate and Urgent Action to Protect the Women of Haiti – May 27, 2010
IJDH’s Blaine Bookey, Esq. and Brian Concannon, Jr., Esq. Speak on CKUT Radio, Montreal – May 27, 2010
Senators Call for Immediate and Urgent Action to Protect the Women of Haiti – May 27, 2010
UN Human Rights Council Statement – May 18, 2010
U.S. Delegation Finds Inadequate Response, and “Victim-Blaming” Approach to Rapes in Haitian Displacement Camps (English) – May 17, 2010
Conditions in Haiti on a Steady Decline – May 13, 2010
Haiti relief workers try to stem rape in refugee camps – May 5, 2010
The Urgency of Housing in Haiti: First Priority in Addressing Widespread Rape (Part I) – May 4, 2010
Haitians Hope for Humanitarian Parole – May 2, 2010
Reflections from a week among Haiti’s women – May 1, 2010
Female Bangladeshi Forces Carry Hope to Haiti – April 29, 2010
UN Security Council Briefing (GBV a concern) – April 28, 2010
Secretary-General requests rapid boosting of Haitian mission’s technical capacity – April 27, 2010
Half-Hour for Haiti: Help Haitian Women Fight Against Rape – April 21, 2010
Now is not the time to forget Haiti – April 16, 2010
Haiti’s situation still dire, despite progress – Deputy Secretary-General – April 15, 2010
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General on Haiti Trip – April 15, 2010
Where are the women in Haiti’s reconstruction? - April 10, 2010
Congress Members Write to Sec. Clinton urging U.S. to Address Deteriorating Situation in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) Camps in Haiti – April 10, 2010
Haiti Earthquake USAID Fact Sheet #49 – April 9, 2010
Haitian Women Demand Role in Rebuilding Their Country – April 8, 2010
Rape blights lives of Haiti’s quake survivors – April 1, 2010
Half-Hour for Haiti: We Can Do Better for Haiti’s Earthquake Victims – March 31, 2010
After the earthquake, protecting Haitian women and girls from violence – March 29, 2010
Eight Days in Haiti – March 26, 2010
“Our Bodies are Shaking Now” – Rape Follows Earthquake in Haiti – March 24, 2010
Sexual Assaults in Haitian Camps Prompt Security Enhancements – March 22, 2010
Haiti should have final say over rebuilding, Preval says – March 18, 2010
Violence against women and social assessment in the camps in Haiti – March 16, 2010
Women fear violence in Haitian camps – March 16, 2010
The Haitian people are gen­tle, hum­ble, intel­li­gent and resource­ful. Update from the Humanitarian Parole Project on the Ground in Haiti Now – March 12, 2010
Haiti’s Rape Crisis – March 12, 2010
Amidst the rubble, Haiti celebrates International Women’s Day – March 9, 2010
Building Back Better: A New Future for Haiti’s Women – March 8, 2010
Natural Disasters, Conflict, and Human Rights: Tracing the Connections – March 3, 2010
The Scouting Report Web Chat: Relief for Haiti – February 24, 2010
UN Security Council: Better Shelter, Security Needed for Haiti Victims  – February 19, 2010
Letter to the UN Security Council on the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation in Haiti – February 19, 2010
Amnesty International, Haiti: Human rights must be at the core of relief efforts and the reconstruction of Haiti – January 25, 2010
Half-Hour for Haiti: Support Women Victims of Political Persecution – March 8, 2007
Haiti: Rape and Gender-Based Violence (Rights Action) – February 15, 2005
Haitian Women’s Fight for Gender Justice (IJDH) – December 1, 2003
UNHCR SGBV against Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: Guidelines for Prevention and Response – May 1, 2003
Violence Against Women in Haiti (UN) – January 27, 2000