Since January's devastating earthquake the women of Haiti have been subject to increased rates of gender-based violence. This violence is due in large part to the relocation of many to displaced persons camps, where the threat of attack is high and levels of security low. While women are frequently the head of the household, they have little opportunity for representation in diplomacy, government and the economy in Haiti - and therefore little chance to combat this and other issues.
On this episode of DdTv, Dd Co-Director Emily Jacobi, and Dd Principal for Latin American and Gender Programming Abby Goldberg, travel to Port Au Prince, Haiti to participate in meetings with organizations working to create a mechanism to streamline methods of protection, documentation and service provisions around gender-based violence. In addition, Emily and Abby meet with local women leaders working to combat this violence. With these women, they conduct a photography training to help empower women to raise awareness of this violence by documenting their lives and struggle.
How do these women describe themselves and other Haitian women? How do they photograph their communities and the people in them? Find out on this episode of DdTv.