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06 Jan 2012 description
report UN Women

“Please come with me tomorrow, come with me tomorrow as you did today with the other teenager.”

This is the cry from 13-year-old Johanne to Monique, a counselor at the Myriam Merlet Safe House of Cape Haitian, when police sent her home after she filed a complaint for rape she was a victim of the day before. Monique and Johanne had met at the police station a few hours earlier. Monique was at the time accompanying 15-year-old orphan Nadja, who was pregnant following repeated rapes of one of the men at the house she had recently been taken in.

12 Jan 2011 description
report UN Women

In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to stop violence against women, expand women's economic options and increase space for women to participate in decisions that affect them.