Panel Discussion To Focus on Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

September 15, 2010 — A panel will discuss gender-based violence and the rape crisis in Haiti since the earthquake Monday at 11:30 a.m. in the University of Virginia School of Law's Caplin Pavilion.

Speakers are scheduled to include Eramithe Delva, one of the founders of the Haitian grassroots women's organization, KOFAVIV, joined by U.S. lawyers working on the issue, both in Haiti and internationally, including Tamara Brown of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, a Law School alumna. Deena Hurwitz, associate professor of law and director of the Law School's Human Rights Program, will discuss her recent work as part of a delegation investigating the rape crisis in Haiti. 
The event is sponsored by the Law School Human Rights Program, Black Law School Association, J.B. Moore Society of International Law, Virginia Law Women, Rape Crisis Advocacy Program and the Domestic Violence Project. Refreshments will be served.

For information, contact Jessica Lee at

— By Rebecca Arrington