Women's rights are human rights



WE ARE TOUGH AND VALIANT WOMEN! by Judith Mirkinson
Women are the roots of life - even if the tree is cut, the roots of life will rise again ~ Haitian Women's Song

"OUR BODIES ARE STILL TREMBLING": HAITIAN WOMEN CONTINUE TO FIGHT AGAINST RAPE [IJDH]

Rape in Haiti 1994: A Weapon of Terror
Read about human rights abuses after the first military coup d'etat against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide on September 30, 1991, including widespread rape of women by soldiers and police.

U.N CONFRONTS ANOTHER SEX SCANDAL by Carol J. Williams, L. A. Times

Rape is a War Crime Haitian Women Targets of US/UN Occupation, Jan 10-11, 2007
The Lancet study exposed the deliberate pattern of terror unleashed against Haitian women and girls after the 2004 US-sponsored coup.

Rape as a weapon of war: World cried out for Bosnia, why not Haiti?
Wilma, 28 year old Haitian university student living in one of the popular zones in the capital city of Haiti, has a message for the people of the United States and Canada, for the people of Brazil whose troops now occupy her country and for all of the Haitian people living in the Diaspora.

Rewinding History: The Rights of Haitian Women
Report of the January 2005 Let Haiti Live Women's Rights Delegation, a group of eight independent women who investigated women’s rights in Haiti under the US-backed occupation.

Haitian women celebrate International Women's Day March 1995

Women's Struggles, Women's Hopes: Update from Haiti, April 1995
Report from the International Liaison Office of President Aristide

International Women's Day in Haiti: March 8, 2007
Haitian women sustain powerful role in grassroots movement

Political Rape in Haiti
“Rape is becoming a common tool of oppression,” explains attorney Mario Joseph whose organization Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) has investigated hundreds of human rights cases in the past year. Joseph, who assisted in the prosecution of the human rights crimes committed during the last coup says that it is discouraging to see the number of convicted human rights violators who are now walking free.

Red Light, Green Light: The Global Trafficking of Women by Judith Mirkinson
International sex trafficking part of the globalization of the world's economy

Haitian Thug Leader Toto Constant Liable for Rape, Torture, Murder by Michael Mechanic

Nou Mande Jistis (We Demand Justice): Reconstituting Community and Victimhood in Raboteau, Haiti

FAVILEK - Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Get Up Stand Up)
Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Get Up Stand Up), FAVILEK, is an organization of over 80 women who were victim to political violence during the years of military dictatorship in Haiti that followed the coup d'etat of September 1991. Since 1993, FAVILEK has mobilized for justice and reparations for crimes such as rape, torture, the loss of spouse, child, or parent or imprisonment suffered at the hands of the paramilitary and military.

Voudou Priestess Madame Evonne Auguste Speaks to Pambazuka News
Madame Auguste is a member of Famm Voudou pou Ayiti. She explains that Voudou is both a religion and a philosophy. She also discusses some of the reasons behind the demonization of the religion and why Famm Voudou pou Ayiti want to establish their own school.

 
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