Howard students hear from rape survivors in Haiti

Source: Washington Post

Every day in Haiti is revealing, from the island’s beauty to earthquake’s devastation to the grinding poverty to the resilience and determination of its people. But on Tuesday, our group had a rare and humbling conversation with two women. As we listened, some of us were stunned into silence. Many of us wept at the horror of their tales.

Their story is one of rape and horrific sexual abuse — for them and their children — of abandonment, loss, child slavery and degradation.