Sexual Violence in Haiti’s IDP Camps: Results of a Household Survey

In March 2011, the GJC and CHRGJ released a briefing paper  highlighting preliminary results of the household survey it administered in January 2011 aimed at identifying any links between GBV and access to economic, social and cultural rights in the camps for the internally displaced population in Port-au-Prince. This briefing paper was published long prior to the final report in order to make public the most pressing and salient descriptive results of the survey. Among the findings were higher sexual violence prevalence rates than previously recorded in post-earthquake Haiti and heightened vulnerability among young women, particularly those experiencing severe food deprivation.

Some of the briefing paper’s most salient points are summarized in the graphs below.