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Amnesty International expert available for interviews in Haiti

    January 07, 2011

    Amnesty International’s expert on Haiti, Gerardo Ducos, will be in Haiti between 8 and 22 January 2011. As part of the visit, Ducos will launch the report Aftershocks: Women speak out against sexual violence in Haiti’s camps at a press conference on Tuesday 11 January in Port-au-Prince. The report, which features the stories of over 50 survivors of sexual abuse, looks at the continuing failure to protect girls and women living in makeshift camps from the risk of rape and sexual assault.

    Survivors of sexual violence, who are already struggling to overcome the trauma suffered after losing their loved ones, their homes and livelihoods after the earthquake, have no access to medical care and have little hope to see their attackers brought to a court.

    When:

    Tuesday 11 January, 10am local time.

    Where:

    GARR offices (Groupe d'Appui aux Rapatriés et Réfugiés) 69, Christ Roi, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    Who:

    Gerardo Ducos, Amnesty International’s researcher on Haiti and author of the report.
    KOFAVIV (Komisyion Fanm Viktim pou Viktim/ Commission of Women victims for Victims).
    FAVILEK (Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpé / Female victims standing).


    For more information (in French, Kreyol and English) and register to the press conference, please contact:

    Laure Delattre : 00 44 777 847 21 88 / ldelattre@amnesty.fr

    Beth Berton-Hunter,
    Media Relations,
    Amnesty International Canada
    416-363-9933, ext. 332

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