Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Steady Progress Against Sexual Violence in Haiti

Below is a brief report from one of our partners in Haiti, KOFAVIV, on the current women’s rights situation. The report describes the decrease in rapes since the 2010 earthquake and the need for continued work on the justice system so that more perpetrators are prosecuted. Making Progress in the Fight Against Gender-based Violence Malya Villard Appolon May 2016 On behalf of KOFAVIV, the Commission of Women Victims helping women Victims, I extend our appreciation to everyone who has helped to provide services to women and girls who have been victims of sexual violence in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake led to significant increase in insecurity and impoverishment in a country already coping with economic hardship and instability. The natural disaster impacted negatively the nation as a whole, where everyone was grieving over the loss of a loved one, their homes, […]

Spotlight for Rose Getchine Lima, Goldin Institute Global Associate for Haiti

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 Click HERE to See Goldin […]

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