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Against Their Will - A Photo Exhibit by Doctors Without Borders in Ottawa

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Ottawa Public Library Auditorium

120 Metcalfe Street

Ottawa, ON K1P 1E7

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On Tuesday, November 28th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm, MSF will host a panel presentation featuring Psychologist from Haiti Dr. Stéphanie Loiseau, MSF Humanitarian Affairs Advisor, Jason Nickerson, and MSF Communications Officer Idriss Lomba. We hope that you will be available to join us.

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Photo exhibit on display

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Presentation

7:30pm – 8:00pm: Dialogue with panelists

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This exhibit in the Ottawa Public Library features the work of photographer Benedicte Kurzen and focuses on Doctors Without Borders’ response to sexual and gender-based violence against young people in Haiti. The exhibit will be displayed until Friday December 1st 2017, during normal library opening hours.

Alarming Sexual and gender-based violence numbers in Haiti

In Haiti, the number of young people, especially women and girls, who report experiencing sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is alarmingly high yet the issue is not widely discussed. At the same time, the services that are available for survivors, especially for minors (under the age of 18), are insufficient and inadequate.

Providing medical and psychological care to survivors of SGBV

In May 2015, Doctors Without Borders opened the Pran Men’m clinic (Creole for ‘take my hand’) in Port-au-Prince that specializes in providing medical and psychological care to survivors of SGBV. The vast majority of the more than 1,300 survivors of sexual violence who have been treated in the clinic are younger than 25 years, and more than half are minors.

Doctors Without Borders aims to shed light on this difficult subject and call for action on the provision of medical services for those affected. Sexual and gender-based violence is a significant problem in Haiti, and around the word, and we believe it must be recognized as a public health issue; survivors must have access to adequate medical and psychological care.

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