Monday, May 17, 2010

Take Strong Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

“The way you saw the earth shake, that's how our bodies are shaking now” described one woman of a secondary humanitarian crisis facing the women and girls of Haiti.

As Haiti’s earthquake toppled buildings, it also toppled social structures that provided Haitian women some protection against sexual violence. Rape was widespread before January 12, but the hundreds of thousands of women now living on the streets or in camps, often without their family and neighborhood networks, are more vulnerable than ever.

Special thanks to Harriet Hirshorn for shaping and editing this video and to Sandy Berkowitz for shooting it.

Take a look at more of Harriet's work here: and, and Sandy's work here:


  1. Human Trafficking is one of the MOST CORRUPT things that are ongoing! Let children be children, let people be themselves and not under the control of a monster full of greed. We all have but one life on earth. Live it with RESPECT, KINDNESS, LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY and always DO UNTO OTHERS as YOU'D LIKE DONE UNTO YOURSELF!

  2. Thank you for posting the video.
    Is there a petition?