This report from Amnesty International notes that sexual violence was widespread in Haiti before January 2010 has been exacerbated by the conditions since the earthquake. The limited assistance the authorities previously provided has been undermined by the destruction of police stations and court houses. This has made it more difficult to report sexual violence. Over 50 survivors of sexual violence shared their experiences for the study which highlights how the lack of security and policing in and around the camps is a major factor for the increase in attacks.
Haiti's emergency response must include protection from sexual violence (News story, 25 March 2010)
Haiti: After the earthquake: Initial mission findings (Briefing, 25 March 2010)
Sexual violence in Haitian camps of the displaced, beyond the numbers (Blog, 22 March 2010)
Human rights must be at the core of relief efforts and the reconstruction of Haiti (Public statement, 25 January 2010)