Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Myriam Merlet Haitian activist and feminist

Haitian political activist and feminist Myriam Merlet died under the rubble of her home after it collapsed on Haitian earth quick. Myriam Merlet was the Chief of Staff of the Haitian Ministry of Women and an outspoken feminist who helped draw international attention to the use of rape as a political weapon. Amy Goodman and JUAN GONZALEZ spoke with playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who knew Myriam very well, and air video of Myriam speaking in 2008 at V-Day.
Read and watch in Democracy Now.

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