Haiti - Justice : Gang rapes in Haiti, the LWBC recalls the duties of the State
"Women victims should not be forced to shut up for fear of reprisal or stigmatization by public opinion, or for lack of trust in the justice system because of the many cases that go unpunished. As long as the State fails to ensure a healthy care for these women, the fight against these types of violence will not progress.
The fight against violence against women is a challenge that every society faces. It is up to the States to give themselves the means to fight this scourge which affects the woman in all her physical and psychical integrity, but also her entourage" affirms Pascal Pascal Pascal, Director General of LWBC.
LWBC reiterates the recommendations made to the Haitian State by the organization "Kay Fanm", the Office of Citizen Protection (OPC) and LWBC during their participation in the 171st hearing of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), held in Bolivia in February 2019. In their brief "Impunity for violence against women and girls", it asks the Haitian State, inter alia, to :
With regard to sexual violence against female students, justice must act to bring all those involved before the competent courts. Violence against women and girls of all types and perpetrators must be punished. Victims must be provided with an integrated and adapted accompaniment for each situation in the respect and dignity concluded LWBC.
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