Friday, April 9, 2010

Our bodies are shaking now

Our bodies are shaking now, by Beverly Bell, Pambazuka News, April 1, 2010.
Haiti’s earthquake has left women and children in the country highly vulnerable to rape and violence.‘The way you saw the earth shake, that’s how our bodies are shaking now,’ said a member of the grassroots anti-violence group, Commission of Women Victim-to-Victim (KOFAVIV by its Creole acronym). She was speaking at a meeting about violence against women and children since the earthquake on 12 January. The venue of the meeting was KOFAVIV’s new headquarters: A tarp in a displaced persons camp in Port-au-Prince. All the women of KOFAVIV lost their homes in the disaster, while more than 300 lost their lives. More...

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