Monday, 21 March 2011

A call for women's equality in Haiti

Marking the milestone of 100 years of International Women's Day is a cause for celebration - the fight for gender equality has come a long way. But there are still injustices that range from pay differences to glass ceilings; unfortunately the spectrum of inequality runs to far deeper injustices.

There are too many examples to list here, so I'll just pick one country: Haiti. It's been over a year since the earthquake devastated the region but the aftermath has given way to serious violence against women.

Here is a moving video of 15 year-old Katty Jean speaking at a meeting of the Zafe Fanm (Women's Issues) in Port-au-Prince, calling for the rights of women to be respected.

Let's hope someone will listen to her call.

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