Haitian feminist leader
Many of Haiti’s most prominent feminist leaders were killed in last year’s devastating earthquake, including Magalie Marcelin, co-founder of the feminist organization Kay Fanm (“The House of Women”). The mission of Kay Fanm continues under its co-founder, Yolette Andree Jeanty, and it has done extraordinary work to staunch the epidemic of rape and violence against women in the aftermath of the Haitian earthquake. In addition to Ms. Jeanty’s involvement with Kay Fanm beginning in 1984, she has also served as Executive Director of the Platform of Haitian Organizations for Human Rights (POHDH) and as the Executive Directorate of the National Coordination for Advocacy Women’s Rights (CONAP), a platform of women’s organizations in Haiti in which Kay Fanm was a founding member.
Source: Feminist Majority Foundation