KOFAVIV's Vision for Ending Violence Against Women
By Elizabeth Droggitis - MADRE Staff Member
MADRE’s sister organization in Haiti, KOFAVIV, has been hard at work in their attempts to combat the widespread violence against women in their country. Despite substantial progress, they still face obstacles in their fight for a life free from violence. However, these difficulties do not stop their ambition to ensure that women are granted the full range of human rights.
In a recent interview with KOFAVIV, they shared with us their vision to end violence against women stating, “Within KOFAVIV, we hope to see new, more effective laws to punish rapists and we would like to see commitment from the Haitian government regarding the international human rights conventions, specifically the rights of women and girls.”
KOFAVIV works hard to bring awareness to their communities through organized activities to help engage the population in a commitment to stop violence against women. But, as they inform us, “there is still a lot to do…we still need reinforcements in order to continue accompanying survivors, to continue providing medical help, legal help, psychosocial help and to maintain our training projects for girls living in forced prostitution situations.”
With your continued support we can help transform KOFAVIV’s vision to end violence against women into a reality!
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