Photojournalist Benedicte Kurzen traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to document the largely unseen crisis of sexual assault in the country. Gisele, 20, was one of the victims who recounted her experience. "He took me to an isolated place and asked me to get naked. He touched me and raped me," Gisele said. "I told my family what happened. Now he is hiding, and he is under the protection of a woman judge. I want justice to be done." The survivors names have been changed for their protection.
Kurzen's project was done in collaboration with the nonprofit group Médecins Sans Frontières, also known as Doctors Without Borders. MSF runs the Pran Men'm clinic in Port-au-Prince, which provides emergency medical assistance in the critical 72 hours after an assault, as well as long-term medical and psychological care.
Stephanie, 52: "I had a boyfriend but we were separated. He had a lot of other girlfriends and also children. I even look after one of his boys and also one of his daughters now. She is like my own. One night, he came to my place and we fought. He threw me on the floor and raped me so brutally that I started to bleed. My daughters and children don't know what happened. I did not tell them anything."
According to the MSF's 2015 International Activity Report, more than a third of the clinic's 258 patients were under 18 years old.