Combat Sexual Violence in Haiti

$3,089 $0
Raised Remaining
Mar 7, 2013

Your name is a powerful tool

I have exciting news to share — a worldwide campaign is taking off, and we need you!

As someone dedicated to women's rights worldwide, you're probably well aware of the lifesaving work of Haitian women who mobilize to protect rape survivors. MADRE and our Haitian sister organization KOFAVIV have worked together to make sure that women get the urgent care and long-term counseling they need to heal.

And now, we're fighting to extend this protection even further — by making it Haitian law.

We're pushing for a breakthrough revision in the Haitian legal code that will prohibit and punish violence against women. Crucially, it prohibits and punishes all sexual assault, including marital rape. This legislation is truly groundbreaking. It will help bring justice for all women who face violence in Haiti.

Haitian women have been rallying local support for this legislation. And now, we've joined with the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict to launch a campaign to show that we stand with them.

Here's where you come in: sign this letter of support for Haitian women's petition to pass this important legal reform. The more signatures we get, the more we build a movement in support of every woman's right to live a life free of violence.

Read the letter of support below. Sign your name and demand justice.

Our sisters in Haiti thank you!


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Project Leader

Yifat Susskind

New York, NY United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Combat Sexual Violence in Haiti