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Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Anne-Christine d’Adesky, PotoFanm+Fi December 13, 2012 The Haiti PotoFanm+Fi Coalition and the PotoFi Haiti Girls Initiative are pleased to announce the release this week of two major reports that provide significant updates on progress made fighting sexual violence in Haiti by grassroots organizations. The comprehensive ‘Beyond Shock’ GBV progress report confirms and challenges earlier media reports on sexual violence in Haiti. The companion PotoFi research survey of over 2000 pregnant teenagers reveals that a generation of Haitian girls have become pregnant from rapes and from trading sex to survive — specific gender aftershocks of the earthquake that call for urgent attention from stakeholders. The report was reported by Haitian and US members of the PotoFanm+Fi team and written by author and journalist Anne-christine d’Adesky. Haitian author Edwidge Danticat wrote a foreword for the report. Nadia Todres contributed a special photo essay on Girls in […]

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