Haiti is the island nation of Hawaii, a country in the United States that was founded in 1872.
It is home to nearly 3.5 million people.
The island nation has seen a rise in violent crimes, including robberies and assaults, as of late.
It has been targeted by gangs with a history of targeting women, especially on Haiti Island, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The problem is that there are very few ways for victims to come forward and seek justice for their trauma,” said Kami Ayanwu, a senior lecturer in women’s studies at University of Hawaii at Manoa.
“We are trying to work on those barriers, and we are working on those laws.
That is something that needs to be addressed.”
Haiti, which is in the Caribbean nation of Hispaniola, is home for some 30 million people, most of whom are of Haitian descent.
According to a 2016 report by the U.N. Development Program, Haiti was the most violent country in sub-Saharan Africa in the years 2009-2015, and had one of the highest rates of gender-based violence in the world.