NIU Calendar of Events

Speaker: Combating Sexual Violence in Haiti: Lessons From the Field

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm

Holmes Student Center, Regency Room 600 Lucinda Ave

This event is the third in the NIU Anthropology Museum’s Reconstructing Haiti: Current Conditions, Lessons Learned and the Future Speaker Series. The Anthropology Museum will host Malya Villard-Appollon, the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year and co-founder of KOFAVIV (Commission of Women Victims for Victims). KOFAVIV is a grassroots organization in Haiti that provides women with physical and legal support in an effort to combat sexual violence.

Malya will speak about her advocacy work and how it has taken her to the courtroom, IDP camps, police officers, the UN base, and around the world to testify before the UN Commission on Human Rights, the U.S. State Department, and the IAHRC.  This event coincides with the museum’s current exhibit, Fragments: Haiti Four Years After the Earthquake.  For more information, please log on to the museum’s website at

Event Type

Academic, Speakers, Arts & Entertainment, Exhibits


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Department of Anthropology


learn, engage




Recent Activity

People Going (4)

Rachel Drochter Laura McDowell Hopper Jennifer Kirker Priest Eric Sterling

Getting Here