Provide Medicine to Earthquake Victims in Haiti



MADRE is working with our partner, KOFAVIV, to meet immediate needs of rape survivors in the displacement camps and develop community-based anti-violence strategies that uphold the full range women’s human rights.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In January 2010, the worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The earthquake displaced over 1 million people who have found temporary shelter in the 500 Internally Displaced Persons camps across Port-au-Prince. There, incidences of rape have risen to epidemic levels as women and girls live among strangers in overcrowded tent camps, acutely vulnerable to sexual assault.

How will this project solve this problem?

MADRE is working with our partner KOFAVIV to provide security, psychosocial support and medical care for survivors of rape. MADRE is also working to prosecute cases of rape in The Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Potential Long Term Impact

Women and children in the camps will have greater security and protection and women who have survived rape will have the support to prosecute their attackers. Haitian women who participate in trainings will be able to advocate at the national and international level to combat violations of women's human rights.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $51,844

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $51,844 .  The original project funding goal was $100,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Maria Trimble

New York, NY Haiti

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