The Plight of Women After the Earthquake

Posted below is the video that we just produced with Partners in Health and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti to raise awareness about the problem of gender based violence and sexual exploitation after the earthquake.  I find this movie to be extremely powerful and disturbing.

The women who speak in the video are extraordinarily brave.  Let’s do what we can to ensure that they, and all other women in areas affected by the earthquake, are adequately protected from violence.   Please sign the petition encouraging the International Community to take strong action to protect the basic safety of women.

I wanted to send a special thanks to Harriet Hirshorn, who shaped and edited this video.  Please take a look at some of her other amazing work here and here.

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