Laurent Gbagbo should have gone quietly. After a decade as President of Ivory Coast, mostly everyone – Ivorians and outsiders – agreed that he had lost the November 2010 election to Alasanne Outtarra. But he didn’t go, and certainly not quietly, instead plunging the country into chaos until his arrest in April. By UN estimates, citizen militias backed by both men resulted in 3,000 killed and approximately one million displaced, with 70,000 still residing across the border of neighboring Liberia.
This Week's Voices: "Women are being attacked in their own spaces"
January 13, 2012 By
The IRC is working to prevent sexual violence against women and to protect and support survivors.
In Haiti, violence against women and girls has increased dramatically since the January 2010 earthquake. Along with our partner organizations in the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network, the IRC gives teenage girls safe places to go to talk with their peers and explore their feelings with trained counselors.