Haitians call for grassroots action in earthquake recovery, end to sexual violence in camps
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:05 minutes (5.57 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Three years after Haiti’s earthquake, hundreds of thousands remain without permanent shelter. Amid mounting criticism of the role that international NGOs and foreign corporations have played in reconstruction, grassroots organizations are calling for a more central role for Haitians. Soon after the earthquake, residents began organizing for measures to end rape and sexual violence against women in the sprawling tent camps. Though residents cite some progress, they say more needs to be done. For more, we’re joined by Marie Saint Cyr, executive director of the Lambi Fund, which works with peasant-led community organizations in Haiti. She’s also a board member with MADRE, an international women’s human rights organization.