Our bodies are still trembling: Haitian women's fight against rape (2010)

16 August 2010
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, IANSA women reported an increase in violence against women and particularly sexual violence at gunpoint in temporary shelters and camps. Many women report being raped by two or more men, almost always armed and at night. MADRE, an international women’s human rights organisation that works in partnership with community-based women's organisations worldwide, has released a report which says that rapes in the camps were dramatically under-reported, and that the Haitian government and international community "have not effectively deployed their resources to provide adequate protection".
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MADRE
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Our bodies are still trembling: Haitian women's fight against rape