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Wake Up Call: Melody Munz - Port-au-Prince, Haiti
January 14, 2011 by The IRC
|IRC environmental health coordinator Melody Munz at a camp in Port-au-Prince where people displaced by the January 12, 2010 earthquake are living. Photo: The IRC|
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"I think that women can play a significant role in the long-term recovery of this nation. Based on what I've seen in our own staff and in the people that we see in the camps, they are capable, they are thinking, they are sharp — and they want their lives to improve. They've all indicated that they want to have a louder voice in decisions that are made inside their camp, and I'm sure that will extend to their communities."
- The International Rescue Committee's Melody Munz, describing how she sees the women of Haiti moving decisively through disaster toward recovery and a better future.
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