Women in Haiti have equal constitutional  rights as men in the economic , political , cultural and social fields, as well as in the family. However, the reality in Haiti is quite far from the law: "political, economic and social features of Haiti negatively affect most Haitians, but Haitian women experience additional barriers to the full enjoyment of their basic rights due to predominant social beliefs that they are inferior to men and a historical pattern of discrimination and violence against them based on their sex. Discrimination against women is a structural feature in Haitian society and culture that has subsisted throughout its history, both in times of peace and unrest. Some Haitian scholars argue that Haitian peasant women are often less restricted socially than women in Western societies or even in comparison to more westernized elite Haitian women. The sexual equality inherent to Haitian vodou translates into the inclusion of women in all aspects of society.
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A tight-knit community is grieving the three soccer stars who were killed while they waited for a bus over the weekend. Three teens who were waiting for their bus to a soccer tournament in Weston died Saturday after a vehicle struck them in North Miami, police said. The teens, who were part of the Little Haiti Football Club, were waiting for their bus to the championship game when they were hit by the black SUV, authorities said. The fatal crash happened at a. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the crash. Police say the three teens who died were identified as year-old Richecarde Dumay, year-old Lens Desir, and year-old Gedeon Desir. Today the entire soccer community of South Florida is mourning the tragic loss of three lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the three young players who lost their lives, along with their families, friends and the entire Little Haiti Football Club. The three teens were on the path to becoming the first people in their families to attend college. Inter Miami CF tweeted about the tragedy, saying the entire soccer community of South Florida is mourning the loss of three young players.
By Chris Dyer For Mailonline. Peacekeepers of the United Nations had 'hundreds' of babies with women in Haiti before abandoning the young mothers, a new report has claimed. The study into the UN mission in the disaster-hit Caribbean country said girls as young as 11 were left pregnant after being sexually abused. Some of the girls were traded for 'a few coins' in order to get food and would have sex with the peacekeepers so they could survive, the British academic-led study found. After their children were born, the young mothers were left to a life of poverty, according to the Times. The problem of UN workers fathering children during the political upheaval in the wake of the earthquake became some bad locals even had a nickname for it. Sabine Lee, of the University of Birmingham, led the team that carried out more than 2, interviews with people living in Haiti near UN bases over a three-month period in The study concluded that, 'girls as young as 11 were sexually abused and impregnated by peacekeepers and She added in the report: 'It's a pervasive issue, not isolated cases.
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