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Hundreds Come Together In Haiti’s Capital to Denounce Violence Against Women

On May 26, hundreds of people took to the streets in Port-Au-Prince to protest against the recent gang-rape of two university students. The crowd, dressed in white, left the university campus where one of the recent victims of gang rape is currently studying, and walked to the city center, passing by the scene of the attack. Screaming loudly, as if to imitate the cries of victims, the march brought men and women together to demonstrate and voice their anger.

“There comes a time when enough is enough,” said Marie Noel Fequiere, who took part in the march.

In Haiti, the number of women and girls who experience sexual and gender based violence (SBGV) is “alarmingly high,” according to the 2017 report Against Their Will: Sexual and gender based violence against young people in Haiti, “but despite its scale, the issue is still commonly overlooked.”

“Every time a woman is raped, it’s the dignity of a mother, sister, wife that is stepped on,” said demonstrator Denester Wilson.

“The new wave of violence, murder, and rapes throughout Haiti has become unbearable,” added another protester, Angelo Dautel. “I salute the courage of these women who have come forward to denounce these barbaric behavior. I came out today to make noise and make it clear it’s totally unacceptable. ”

Haitian Times

Haitian Times

The Haitian Times was founded in 1999 as a weekly English language newspaper based in Brooklyn, NY.The newspaper is widely regarded as the most authoritative voice for Haitian Diaspora.
Haitian Times
Jun. 02, 2019

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Hundreds Come Together In Haiti’s Capital to Denounce Violence Against Women”

  1. My Lord is on the throne says:

    I can’t read the prints of your articles, the posts need to be dark black.

  2. Jahnes love.

    I am so very proud of my sisters in Ayiti for their courage to stand up against sexual violence. We need to identify the root causes of kadejak so that we can our culture and society of the problem. I believe that the anatomy of kadejak or sexual violence can reveal the various agents that produce the problem. My hope is that our solutions will empower all vulnerable members of our society so that they can defend themselves each and Everytime that they are at risk of being victims of sexual violence. Blessed love.

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