For Immediate Release

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Stephanie Küng, (212) 627-0444, media@madre.org

International Human Rights Hearing on Rape Epidemic in Haiti

WASHINGTON -

Today, petitioners MADRE, the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), CUNY School of Law and Women’s Link Worldwide will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, DC on the crisis of sexual violence in Haiti.

At today’s hearing, the petitioners will underscore the constant threat of sexual violence faced by women and girls in Haiti’s displacement camps and the need for immediate implementation of the IACHR’s recommendations.  They will highlight the need for the international community to support the capacity of the Haitian government to meet its human rights obligations.

This hearing will be broadcasted live starting at 9am today, which you can view by clicking here.

Date of Hearing: Today, March 25, 2011
Time: 9am-10am
Location: 1889 F Street NW, Washington, DC, Rubén Darío Room (8th floor, GSB)

Immediately after the hearing, the following people will be available for comment:

Malya Appolon-Villard, Marie Eramithe Delva and Jocie Philistin, KOFAVIV Representatives

Lisa Davis, Esq., MADRE Human Rights Advocacy Director and Adjunct Professor of Law for the International Women's Human Rights Clinic at CUNY Law School

Annie Gell, Esq., the BAI's Coordinator of the Rape Accountability and Prevention Project (RAPP) in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Contact: annie@ijdh.org   

Katherine Romero, Staff Attorney, Women’s Link Worldwide

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