Women in the Aftermath of the Earthquake


Duramy, Benedetta Faedi. “Women in the Aftermath of the Earthquake.” In Gender and Violence in Haiti: Women’s Path from Victims to Agents, 137–52. New Brunswick, NJ; London: Rutgers University Press, 2014. 

Author: Benedetta Faedi Duramy


On January 12 , 2010 , a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, devastating the capital of the country, Port-au Prince, and several other cities. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians died, approximately the same number were injured, and more than a million lost their homes and have been living in the 1,300 displacement camps around the country ever since. Extreme poverty and desperation were coupled with sexual violence affecting the women and girls who survived the natural disaster. The earthquake and its dramatic consequences exacerbated the already arduous conditions for Haitian women and girls as well as violently undermining the precarious capacity...

Topics: Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender, Women, Girls, Sexual Violence Regions: Americas, Caribbean countries Countries: Haiti

Year: 2014

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