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Struggling to Survive: Sexual Exploitation of Displaced Women and Girls in Port au Prince, Haiti

In response to a request from the Haitian grassroots organization KOFAVIV, teams of researchers from MADRE, the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at CUNY School of Law, NYU Global Justice Clinic and the UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies conducted a fact-finding investigation in Haiti from November to December 2011. The endeavor aimed to investigate the problem of sexual exploitation in the post-earthquake setting; identify its causes and consequences; provide a critical analysis of the existing responses from both the Haitian government and the international community to sexual exploitation. This report presented the findings of the investigation, and put forth concrete recommendations to the Haitian government and other actors to develop more effective and holistic responses in addressing the issue of sexual exploitation in Haiti.

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