Yon Je Louvri: Reducing Vulnerability to Sexual Violence in Haiti

In response to a need expressed by human rights advocates and women’s groups in Haiti, who were among the first to expose abuses being suffered by women and girls in the camps, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) at New York University School of Law set out to examine the prevalence of sexual violence in IDP camps and the risk factors that were most contributing to it. Drawing on data gathered from a household survey conducted in four IDP camps one year after the earthquake, as well as focus group discussions (FGDs) and interviews with key informants throughout 2011, this Report provides a snapshot of the relationship between violations of economic and social rights in the camps and vulnerability to sexual violence.

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