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  • Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm

    September 7th, 2010

      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, [&hellip

  • Stories From Haiti: Camp Guercy

    August 19th, 2010

      A picture near Camp Guercy, a badly destroyed part of Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. With more than 1.5 million Haitians homeless and living in fragile tents, the lack of shelter and privacy makes women and girls so very vulnerable to sexual violence. The stories the women and teens shared about what happened to [&hellip

  • Stories From Haiti: The Schoolteacher

    August 16th, 2010

    Here are some shots from my recent trip to Haiti. While I was there I visited the garden of a schoolteacher, whose house collapsed and who is now involving children from the surrounding camps in educational activities like reading, drawing and singing. The kids were singing a song for us and it was great to [&hellip

  • Nicole’s Message from Haiti

    August 3rd, 2010

      Hi Everyone.   I just returned from Haiti where I saw first-hand how the devastating earthquake is impacting women and girls in a country that already poses serious problems for them. The lack of shelter and security makes them more vulnerable to violence, in particular sexual violence and I met with these women and [&hellip

  • Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women in Haiti

    July 28th, 2010

      Did you know that more than seven months since Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January that the situation there still remains dire – especially for women and girls, who are even more vulnerable to sexual violence due to lack of shelter or adequate protection in camps? Please watch and SHARE this video of Haitian women [&hellip