Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Stand Up) (FAVILEK)

 

Country

Haiti

Organization

Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Stand Up) (FAVILEK)

FAVILEK is an organization of over 80 women who were victims of political violence during the years of military dictatorship in Haiti that followed the coup d'etat of September 1991. Since 1993, its members have organized and mobilized for justice and reparations for crimes such as rape, torture or imprisonment suffered at the hands of the paramilitary and military. Since the post-earthquake increase in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), FAVILEK has worked to raise awareness in camps and advocate for more just laws that protect the rights of women and children.

Project

Advocating for an End to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Purpose: To create safe spaces and advocate for better policies that protect the rights of women and children to live free from sexual and gender-based violence through community outreach, human rights and vocational training, and accompaniment through the legal process for sexual and gender-based violence survivors.

Project Grant Amount $25,000
Total Grants Received $58,833
Years Supported 2
Theme Sexual Health and Rights
Population Served Adolescent girls, Refugees and IDPs, Women