Haiti’s gang-fueled chaos targets women for sexual violence, domestic abuse | Guest Opinion

A Miami Herald opinion piece by Sharma Aurélien of Solidarite Fanm Ayisyèn (SOFA) features BAI, IJDH, and allies’ 2022 complaint to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the situation of women and girl victims of sexual violence in Haiti amid the country’s governance crisis.

“These stories put a face on the women and girls who have been silenced. When we look into those faces, we see despair. But we also see hope and the possibility for systemic change. In October, a coalition, including the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) and Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim (KOFAVIV) filed a complaint with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights documenting the alarming increase in sexual violence in Haiti and the impunity that, under Henry’s leadership, shields perpetrators from justice.”

Read the full piece here.