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Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm

September 7th, 2010

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    Ines (UN Women‘s Executive Director) and I met and spoke with a small group of Haitian young women who had all experienced sexual violence. Yolette Jeanty, the inspirational head of Kay Fanm who runs the shelter, helped the girls feel safe enough to talk to us. One said she’d been attacked by two men, another spoke about running from violence in her home and finding shelter at Reviv. It’s hard for these young girls to talk about what happened and it’s extremely affecting. Thankfully, when they talked about what they want to be their faces changed – the pain replaced by hope for their future. They inspired me and so I wanted to share that with all of you.


    Much love, Nic


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