UCSB Center for Black Studies & Beyond Shock

In this compelling report featuring over 60 sources, journalist Anne-christine d’Adesky maps advances in addressing the increase in sexual violence in the aftermath of Haiti’s historic January 2010 earthquake and in providing services to victims across key sectors of the reconstruction.


Beyond Shock provides a comprehensive examination of the broad and sectorial field progress made by frontline providers of services to sexual violence survivors since the earthquake. The book looks at the shifting landscape of actors, both established and new, Haitian and foreign, who have raced to respond to the crisis. It highlights groups, individuals, programs, and approaches that are making a difference in the field and captures emergent trends in this landscape. It offers hope for the future while revealing a very difficult situation in the present.

The book is the inaugural volume of “Onward,” a new series initiated by Professor Claudine Michel and produced by the Center for Black Studies Research, that examines transformative work in Haitian studies.

For more about Beyond Shock, including reviews and background information on the Beyond Shock project, visit http://www.beyondshock.blogspot.com/
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