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Komite Jistis pou Twa (3) Fanm Soud nan Kabare yo / Justice Committee for the Three (3) Deaf Women in Cabaret

Port-au Prince, le 08 Mars 2017 LETTRE OUVERTE A LA NATION HAITIENNE ET AU MONDE ENTIER A l’approche de 18 mars 2017, date qui marquera le premier anniversaire de l’assassinat des trois (3) femmes sourdes à Cabaret (Sophonie GELIN, Vanessa PREVIL et Monique VINCENT),  le 18 mars 2016. Le KOMITE JISTIS POU 3 FANM SOUD KABARE YO tient à exprimer son indignation face au traitement discriminatoire et laxiste des autorités judiciaires, et au mépris inquiétant des instances se donnant pour tâche  de défendre les droits des femmes en Haïti, en particulier le Ministère à la Condition Féminine et aux Droits de la Femme, à l’égard de ce dossier. En effet, selon les faits rapportés par le  Réseau National de Défense des Droits Humains (RNDDH) , dans son rapport publié le 26 Avril 2016[1], dans l’après-midi du 18 mars 2016  Sophonie […]

Hurricane Matthew and the rights of persons with disabilities

The rights of persons with disabilities are routinely left out of the conversation on human rights – especially after major natural disasters like this month’s Hurricane Matthew. Emilio Deas explores what the situation in Haiti is for persons with disabilities before and after Hurricane Matthew. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Times of Disaster Emilio Deas, Disability Rights Fund October 23, 2016   Until a month ago, Emilio Neas’ region in Haiti was rich in agriculture and beautiful sand beaches. Now, as a result of Hurricane Matthew, over a thousand people are dead and thousands have lost their homes and livelihoods. The delivery of humanitarian aid is hampered by impassable roads and now, a heavy rain that is flooding the rivers and streams. “The country is on its knees. The […]

Investigation Continues Into Murder of Three Deaf Haitian Women

In Haiti, people with disabilities are often discriminated against and kept apart from other children while they’re growing up. In a rural community called Leveque, some strides have been made to better serve deaf families, like having the school and church include Haitian sign language in their operations. In March, the murder of three deaf women on their way home rocked this little community. Mario Joseph of BAI is the lead attorney on that case and fighting to get justice for these women’s families. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Triple Murder Shakes Colony Of Deaf People In Rural Haiti Andrez Martinez Casares, One America News Network September 2, 2016 LEVEQUE, Haiti (Reuters) – A triple murder has shaken the village of Leveque in rural Haiti, testing the community and sense of security nurtured by […]

Petisyon: Enkli fanm andikape yo nan Politik Egalite Fanm ak Gason

Petition for an inclusive approach respecting the equality of women with disabilities in the National Policy for Equality of Women and Men (2014-2034) launched by the Haitian government on 6 March, 2015 Gouvènman ayisyen an: Enklizyon fanm andikape yo nan Politik Egalite Fanm ak Gason Siyen petisyon an ISI. Petisyon pou yon apwòch politik ki pa chita sou eksklizyon ak inegalite kont fanm andikape yo nan Politik Nasyonal Egalite Fanm ak Gason (2014-2034) gouvènman ayisyen an te tanmen nan dat 6 mas 2015 Nou menm ki depoze siyati n anba petisyon sa, wete chapo n byen ba pou n salye lansman Politik Nasyonal Egalite Fanm ak Gason (2014-2034) gouvènman la, ki te tanmen nan dat 6 mas 2015 ki sot pase la. Nan kad politik sila, Leta Ayisyen di li manifeste volonte l pou konstwi yon peyi kote fanm ak gason ka viv nan […]

Pétition: inclure les femmes handicapées dans l’égalité du genre

Petition for an inclusive approach respecting the equality of women with disabilities in the National Policy for Equality of Women and Men (2014-2034) launched by the Haitian government on 6 March, 2015 Le Gouvernement d’Haiti: Inclure les femmes en situation de handicap dans la Politique d’Égalité Femme Homme Signez la pétition ICI. Nous, les signataires de cette pétition, félicitons le lancement de la Politique nationale d’égalité Femmes Hommes (2014-2034) par le gouvernement haïtien le 6 mars 2015. Le gouvernement haïtien à travers cette politique, dit vouloir un pays où les femmes et les hommes puissent jouir de conditions égales afin d’exercer leurs pleins droits et établir une société haïtienne inclusive avec une forte cohésion sociale. En dépit de la nonchalance du gouvernement, cette politique existe.Cependant, malgré cette vision dite inclusive, les femmes en situation de handicap sont exclues et n’ont même pas été […]

Petition: Include Women with Disabilities in Haitian Gender Equality

Petition for an inclusive approach respecting the equality of women with disabilities in the National Policy for Equality of Women and Men (2014-2034) launched by the Haitian government on 6 March, 2015 Government of Haiti: Include women with disabilities in the National Gender Equality Policy Sign the petition HERE. We, the signatories of this petition, welcome the launch of the National Policy for Equality of Women and Men (2014-2034) by the government on March 6, 2015. The Haitian government, through this policy, signals that it wants a country where women and men can enjoy equal opportunity to exercise their full rights, and to establish an inclusive Haitian society with strong social cohesion. Despite the nonchalance of the Haitian government in the application of its terms, this policy exists. However, despite this so-called inclusive vision, women with disabilities are excluded, and have neither been invited nor consulted in the process beginning […]

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