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 them really affected me. They are a call to action. Please donate to help end violence against women and girls in Haiti.
While I was in Haiti 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 see smiles on their faces after they had faced so much devastation in their lives. Please help support these efforts by following this link and donating whatever you can. There is still so much work to be done in Haiti.
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 children to hear about their experiences and ask what we can do to help. I'll be posting more about my trip over the next few days and what you can do to make a difference. Talk to you soon.Nic x
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 testifying on the attacks they have encountered since the earthquake left them homeless.