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Haitian activist Malya Villard-Appolon Nominated for CNN Hero of the Year

Urgent Action Fund is proud to learn that our former grantee Malya Villard-Appolon was recently nominated for CNN’s prestigious Hero of the Year Award for her work providing protection and support services to rape survivors in Haiti. If she wins the most votes on by November 28, her organization will receive $250,000 to keep her work for Haitian women

The Haiti Earthquake: Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

The Situation: In January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake that impacted three million people. An estimated 316,000 people died, hundreds of thousands more were injured, and a million were made homeless. Most of the homeless earthquake survivors were sent to camps to live in temporary housing. Numerous young girls were left homeless without families and were therefore