“Because we are young they think we are little kids. But we represent the future of the country. We have the right to speak and express our feelings.”
Gender-based violence remains a chronic problem in Haiti, affecting hundreds of girls and women each year.
Although I've worked with IPPF/WHR for more than 20 years, last month was the first time I ever accompanied our supporters on an extensive visit to one of our Member Associations.
In times of violence and tragedy, the most extraordinary results can be achieved. After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, a coalition of international and Haitian organizations came together to ensure girls' needs would not be overlooked.
In the wake of the 2010 earthquake, adolescent girls in Haiti became increasingly responsible for caring for their younger siblings and for earning an income.