“Nobody Remembers Us”: Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti
From Human Rights Watch, this report documents the lack of access to reproductive and maternal care and the ways these gaps are harming vulnerable women and girls still displaced after the January 12 2010 earthquake. The report also describes how hunger has led women to trade sex for food and how poor camp conditions exacerbate the impact of sexual violence because of difficulties accessing post-rape care. It looks at how recovery efforts have failed to adequately address the needs and rights of women and girls, particularly their rights to health and security. According to the report, aid efforts that lack effective mechanisms for monitoring and reporting shortcomings compound the problem.
The report is based on research conducted by two Human Rights Watch researchers in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince in November 2010 and January, February, and June 2011.