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Rising From the Dust of GOUDOUGOUDOU

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Ulysse,Gina Athena (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Winter2011
ISBN:
0047-8318
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Haiti, Women, Social conditions, Poverty, Mass media, Sex discrimination, Natural disasters, Nongovernmental organizations, Haiti earthquake, 2010
Notes:
Discusses the status of women in Haiti in terms of accessing basic needs and services and education. States that women's invisibility was overshadowed by global media's coverage of  the 2010 earthquake, wherein people were exposed to extreme poverty and gender inequity. It adds that Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV) is one of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that helped women victims from the prosecution of assailants.