Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

The Plight of Haiti’s Women: Eight months after the earthquake life in camps is rife with sexual violence

By Kremena Krumova, The Epoch Times FINDING STRENGTH: Life after the earthquake in Haiti is challenging for women, who often become victims of sexual and home violence in the makeshift camps. Some women have access to support programs, like ‘Women: Box of Grief,’ which encourages women who have experienced violence to share about their experiences. (Giordano Cossu and Benoit Cassegrain/’Solidar’IT in Haiti’) Eight months after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, having no home is still not the hardest thing to bear. Thousands of women living in makeshift camps in southern Haiti dare not speak about the sexual and domestic violence they are subjected to in the camps. Faced with being stigmatized by police and society, or with revenge and impunity for the perpetrators, they remain silent—and some say the situation is getting worse. One of the most devastating earthquakes of […]

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