Lousiane and Marie Charles testifying on a Gender-Based Violence

Thursday brought a new day of engagement in Congress, with both Lousiane and Marie Charles testifying on a Gender-Based Violence briefing in the House of Representatives.

Marie helped outline the multiple factors that have increased violence and rape against women and girls in the camps. Louisiane helped underline the importance of agriculture in creating solutions for women. She made a strong connection between the long-term neglect of the agricultural sector, damage to local markets due to unfair US trade policies, exodus of peasant farmers from the country into Port-au-Prince and  increase of unemployment, poverty and resulting gender-based violence.

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