We spoke with the police chief from the area where the assault took place. Since the medical report made no mention of the violent nature of the assault, and despite the fact that police had seen Wendy's bruises and cuts, the officer following her file said that there was nothing he could do.
This past March, I found myself in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, surrounded by a group of incredibly inspiring and talented female leaders -- all with diverse backgrounds but one common goal: explore and expand the leadership potential of Haitian women.
I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women to develop a women's policy platform. In Creole, "nap vanse" means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy.
After the earthquake hit, thousands of Haitian women and girls suddenly found themselves packed into unsafe camps. The International Rescue Committee is providing much needed supplies to women in Haiti.