Using Tech To Document Haiti's Rape Epidemic

While the UN has reported that about 50 percent of women living in Haiti’s shantytowns have been raped or sexually assaulted, documenting the individual events is a trying process. Victims will often not come forward for fear of incurring additional violence and ostracism within their communities, or out of frustration with the legal system. A medical certificate must be issued within 72 hours of the rape in for legal action to proceed, but they are only ... Full Story »

Posted by Taylor Dobbs - via Twitter (Haiti), Wired, Ellie Kesselman (t), Fabrice Florin (t), Johan Jessen (t), Megan Taylor (t), John Hollis (t), Lynnette Fusilier (t), Ray Nichols (t), Malorie Jae Lucich (t), Rachel Fus (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Taylor Dobbs - Mar 31, 2011 - 5:06 PM PDT
Reviewed by: Katherine Roman (review)
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Edited by: Taylor Dobbs - Apr 1, 2011 - 9:01 PM PDT
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by Katherine Roman - May. 26, 2011

This is good journalism because the article is interesting but still well-written. The journalist went into detail about what is happening and I really felt the sincerity in the writing.

I think that this rape epidemic is truly disturbing and that the U.S should do more to somehow help stop this from occurring so much. The sad part is that I believe we should be helping them when in reality we have a big issue with rape here too.

“There is a culture of impunity here,” said Emilie Reiser More »

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