Haitian women's rights activist Malya Villard-Appolon has been named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012. A survivor of rape herself, Villard-Appolon founded KOFAVIV in 2004. The organization works to meet the immediate needs of rape survivors in camps and develops community-based anti-violence strategies to increase women's human rights. Support her incredible work by voting for her!
The 2010 earthquake in Haiti resulted in massive displacement and led to increased rates of rape and gender violence. KOFAVIV has supported more than 4,200 rape survivors in Haiti, helping them find safety, provide psychological support and legal aid. Because of Villard-Appolon and KOFAVIV, Haitian women are now advocating at the national and international level to stop rape and gender violence.
Stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence in Haiti - and vote for Malya at CNN Heroes. You can vote up to 10 times per day. Share with your friends and help Malya and KOFAVIV receive $250,000 for their life-saving work to protect and empower rape survivors in Haiti. Voting closes November 28, 2012.