Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim

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The Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim supports survivors of sexual violence in Haiti.

Komisyon Fanm Viktim pou Viktim, 'La Commission des Femmes Victimes en faveur des victimes' (The Commission of Women Victims for Victims, KOFAVIV) is a non-for-profit group of women formed at the end of 2004 by a group of women from poor areas of Port-au-Prince who had been raped during the dictatorship of 1991-1994.

KOFAVIV aims to reduce gender based violence in all its forms in Haiti. It has established a network of community-based rights activists, who identify and help provide medical, psychological and legal support to survivors. They carry out awareness-raising activities mobilisation activities, allowing them to collect many allegations of rape and other forms of exploitation. Its work has demonstrated that community-based interventions make it possible to find and help survivors who might not otherwise be able to access support services.

KOFAVIV also creates and supports solidarity groups, providing social and psychological support to rape victims. The groups are intended to provide mutual support and to encourage members to take collective action to combat sexual violence, and rehabilitate them into their communities. It provides temporary shelter for victims of abuse and helps relocated displaced families.

KOFAVIV also runs a wide range of national advocacy campaigns.

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