|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.