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Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti (HRW report)

Haití xa era o país máis empobrecido de América cando se rexistrou o catastrófico terremoto do 2010. Hoxe os mass media, ávidos de novidades espectaculares coas que bombardear ás súas alienadas audiencias, manteñen silenciada e olvidada a lenta tortura e morte dos haitianos.

Human Rights Watch publicou en agosto un informe centrado na situación das mulleres, que malviven en campos de desprazados sen alimentación adecuada para embarazadas e lactantes, carecen de atención médica no embarazo e no parto (pior aínda no aborto, que é ilegal), sofren violencia sexual, e en moitos casos venden os seus corpos a cambio de comida. O informe leva por título “Nobody Remembers Us: Failure to Protect Women’s and Girls’ Right to Health and Security in Post-Earthquake Haiti”. Copio un extracto da súa introdución:

[…] The extreme hardships of people living in post-earthquake Haiti are well-known: many who now live in the informal displacement camps that sprung up after the January 12, 2010 disaster go to bed hungry, live in wind-tattered tents that let in rain, face the same high levels of unemployment as other Haitians, and lack adequate access to clean water and sanitation. Many face eviction by both public and private actors, and children —sick from the bad living conditions and often not in school— live without basic levels of security.

But women and girls in post-earthquake Haiti face additional hardships: lack of access to family planning, prenatal and obstetric care; a need to engage in survival sex to buy food for themselves and their children; and sexual violence. The crisis is reflected in pregnancy rates in displaced person camps that are three times higher than in urban areas before the earthquake, and rates of maternal mortality that rank among the world’s worst.

The situation is not entirely new: women and girls in Haiti died during pregnancy and childbirth at alarmingly high rates even before the earthquake. They also faced high levels of domestic and sexual violence, crushing poverty, and a stark disparity in access to education compared to men. However, the earthquake has exacerbated the vulnerabilities of this already vulnerable group. […]

10 Setembro 2011 - Posted by | Haiti, Human Rights, Human Rights Watch, Politics

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