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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.