Pa Kite M Deyo! Don’t Leave Me Out! Haitian women demand their right to participate in public affairs
The legacy of years of violent political turmoil and entrenched ideas about gender roles makes it very difficult for women in Haiti to be active in the political arena, despite the fact that many have already proved themselves to be dynamic and able leaders of their communities. This paper describes the work of women’s-rights organisation Fanm Yo La in mobilising women to vote and to hold their elected representatives to account, and in supporting women candidates before and after election.
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