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January 20, 2012     |    Margaret L. Satterthwaite, Nikki Reisch

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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January 4, 2012     |    Margaret L. Satterthwaite

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.


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