Haiti - Social : World Day against violence against women
Thursday, November 25, 2021 in Hinche (Dept. Du Centre) as part of the celebration of the World Day against Violence against Women, Sofia Loréus, the Minister of Women's Affairs and Women's Rights proceeded to the launch of 16 days of activism around the theme "vyolans sou Fanm se lènmi lasosyete, nap denonsel."
A day where numerous activities were organized, bringing together hundreds of participants, a march, street tea performances highlighting the Haitian reality, followed by a mobile clinic where hundreds of people were consulted free of charge.A day where many activities were organized, bringing together hundreds of participants, a walk, street theatre performances highlighting the Haitian reality, followed by a mobile clinic where hundreds of people were consulted free of charge.
Many personalities took part in this great event, including the Acting Agent of the city of Hinche; Ms. Mideline Midlove ADRIEN, the Departmental Coordinator of the Ministry in Hinche Ms. Jesula MEZARD ; The Departmental Delegate, Bidry CORIOLAN; the Government Commissioner of Hinche, Mrs. Dieunise BENJAMIN ALEXANDRE; the Government Prosecutor of the Court of Appeal of Hinche, Mrs. M. BORDEAUs of the Hinche Court of Appeal, Ortella PRUDENT; the Chief Commissioner of Mirebalais CP Kerby LOUIS; the Divisional Inspector in charge of gender-based violence, Marie Ronide FONTAINE; the representative of UN-Women in Haiti, Mrs. Dédé EKOUE, the Project Manager of BEST USAID, Wilna CADET, among others.
In her remarks, Minister Loréus condemned with the utmost rigor the acts of violence against women, recorded during the last few weeks, and made a heartfelt appeal to the government to take action.In her remarks, Minister Loréus condemned in the strongest terms the acts of violence against women recorded during the last few weeks and made a vibrant appeal to all actors, particularly those of the judiciary and the police, to join forces in order to punish, according to the law, all aggressors. She invited all organizations, associations and feminists not to be intimidated, not to be afraid of threats to denounce violence against women and girls, in order to significantly reduce, if not eliminate violence against women. "Violence against women must be banned in all its forms," the Minister concluded.
It was also an opportunity for the Minister, accompanied by Mrs. EKOUE, to honour and reward Haitian women activists in this vast movement to promote and defend women's rights by decIt was also an opportunity for the Minister, accompanied by Mrs. EKOUE, to honour and reward Haitian women activists in this vast movement aiming to promote and defend women's rights by awarding plaques of honour and merit as well as certificates to 13 women for their unconditional involvement in this relentless struggle for the elimination of gender-based violence.
In addition, the men who participated in this day all solemnly swore to respect the rights of women and not to exercise any form of violence and discrimination against them, a very moving moment for all women.
At the end of the ceremony, a performance by the famous Haitian artist, Jean Jean Roosevelt, who sang the emancipation of Haitian women, filled the audience.