January 24, 2010

In Memory of Myriam Merlet - Haitian Feminist Leader

In the wake of the devestating loss of life, land and culture in Haiti these past weeks, the WCC honors the voice of Myriam Merlet (1956-2010).  Myriam was a tireless activist and advocate for women committed to the process of social and political change in Haiti and abroad.  As Chief of Staff of the Ministry for Women in Haiti she worked to  raise awareness around issues of violence against women and girls, where women suffer some of the world's worst poverty and gender-based violence.

Democracy Now shares with us video of an interview with Eve Ensler, playwright, activist and close friend of Merlet's.  To make a financial contribution to the people of Haiti and in support of the work of Myriam Merlet, visit V-Day's Haiti Rescue Fund and donate to the V-Day Sorority Safe House in Port Au Prince, Haiti.  This safe house provides shelter to women survivors of violence and their children, as well as psychological, legal and medical support. 

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