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Building a Better and Safer Haiti for Women and Children

Last week marked the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, which brought massive destruction and loss of life and resulted in the initial displacement of more than 2 million people. Even before the earthquake, life was often harrowing for impoverished women and girls, and this remains true today. On this anniversary, I cannot get out of my mind a comment a Haitian woman made to my Women’s Refugee Commission colleagues who visited the country in the months after the quake: “Everything got worse, especially for us women.”

Two years after disaster struck, it is hard to say that anything has gotten better for the Haitian women and girls who remain displaced.

Read the full blog, posted on AlertNet, here.