Provide Medicine to Earthquake Victims in Haiti

by MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.
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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Organization Information

MADRE, An International Women's Human Rights Org.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @madrespeaks
Project Leader:
Maria Trimble
New York, NY Haiti

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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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