HAITIAN SWEATSHOP WORKERS SPEAK: SUB-POVERTY WAGES AND SEXUAL COERCION

By Beverly Bell

May 8, 2013


Ruth Jean-Pierre, left, and Aluta Marcelin, right. For both, sex with the supervisor was a condition of their job in a factory. Photo: Ansel Herz.

Below, Haitian women workers tell of their experiences in sweatshops. These interviews, gathered over the past two years, are among many dozens that this writer has collected from Haitian sweatshop workers since the early 1980s. Not one has ever diverged from the narrative of miserable working conditions and the inability to feed, shelter, and educate their children on insufficient wages. Below, women tell of their experiences as sweatshop workers and offer their analysis on better types of jobs for Haiti.

 

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Amnesty International alert: Support LGBTi activists at risk in Haiti


UA: 186/13 Index: AMR 36/014/2013  Haiti        Date: 19 July 2013


URGENT ACTION
LGBTi activists at risk in haiti
Activists of Kouraj a group working for the rights of the Haitian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, have been receiving threats related to their work. The threats seem to be related to a march against