PORT-AU-PRINCE — For some women, it’s wondering whether to go to work or attend an event with gangs so active all around Haiti’s capital. For others, it’s deciding not to go to the market to sell because the chances of being sexually assaulted by gangs are very high. For others still, it’s keeping their children or themselves from going to school.
“Cases of violence against women and girls are increasing more and more, especially with the rise of gangs,” said Christela Casimir, Representative of the Episcopal Justice and Peace Commission, speaking at a Mar. 8 gathering to draw attention to women’s plight.
Multiple events held across Haiti’s raise awareness about dangers impacting women.
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