Rates of Gender Based Violence exploded to 3 times pre-earthquake levels for displaced women and girls.
The security team brought the reported incidents of rape to zero in the Place Petion Camp in Port au Prince.
The program stopped rape for 18 continuous months but had to stop when the camp was forcibly closed.
Although the camp is closed, 25 male security agents continue the work of raising awareness to stop GBV.
In addition to the immediate impact of stopping gender-based violence in the Place Petion camp, this project has also made visible the efficacy of direct partnership with grassroots women's groups who have largely been cut out of the rebuilding process in post-earthquake Haiti.
Enough: by the women of Haiti is a documentary highlighting the Security and Sensitization Project in the Place Petion Camp in Port au Prince Haiti. This video was produced by the Goldin Institute in partnership with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and KOFAVIV.
Global Associate, Haiti
Project Partner, Haiti
Global Associate Emeritus
GBV Advisor, Haiti
Facts about Gender Based Violence
Globally, one in three women will experience physical or sexual violence in her lifetime.
Close to Home
Nearly eighty-five percent of victims of sexual and gender-based violence know their attacker.
Situations of conflict and displacement exacerbate existing rates of violence against women.