February 25, 2011
On February 11, 2011, students of the International Women’s Human Rights (IWHR) Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law attended a round-table discussion at Fordham University School of Law hosted by the Fordham Disaster Relief Network (DRN). The round-table discussion sought to bring together student-activists in the New York area who work on post-earthquake human rights issues in Haiti. IWHR students shared their experiences of conducting a fact-finding mission on sexual violence occurring in the internally displaced persons camps in Port-au-Prince. They discussed obstacles and successes related to the fact-finding mission and the subsequent litigation in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
- Inter-American Commission Issues Unprecedented Recommendation to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women, Based on IWHR Petition
- Rape runs rampant in wake of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake that devastated country, report finds (NY Daily News)
- Our Bodies Are Still Trembling: Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape
- IWHR Clinic Recommendations to End Sexual Violence of Displaced Women Submitted to Haitian Government
- Prof. Lisa Davis on Sexual Violence in Haiti
- Clinic Students in Haiti: Documenting Rape and Sexual Assaults, Meeting with UN Officials, Huffington Post Covers