After the chaos and loss of the 2010 earthquake—which hit women’s groups and activists particularly hard—there are also new opportunities for international collaborations and support for women’s rights in Haiti. This independent study focuses on the challenge of conceptualizing legal statutes sensitive to a) Haitian constitutional and civil codes; b) international conventions and resolutions on gender and rights, particularly in contexts like resettlement camps; c) precedents in Caribbean, Latin American, or francophone contexts; d) cultural specificities related to gender in conjugal, domestic, religious, political, and demographic contexts in Haiti; e) the history of women’s rights activism in Haiti. Skills in French and/or Creole are highly useful but not required; Spanish and Portuguese are also desirable.
Registered undergraduates in this independent study may request permission to sit in on the Law School Ad Hoc Seminar “Overview of Violence Against Women in Haiti,” co-taught by Haiti Lab Core Affiliated Faculty Guy-Uriel Charles.
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