Linked with Haiti’s Election – Looking Back.
She is one of the 1000 women proposed fort the Nobel Peace Price 2005.
She says: “The overwhelming majority of women need to fight with determination against social inequalities.”
And: “I firmly believe that the overwhelming majority of women need to fight with determination against social inequalities,” states Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste in her autobiographical notes. She is a nanny, social worker and activist for human rights in Haiti. “
Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste – Haiti
She works for the Clinic for Women of Kafou Fèy.
Read the 154 pages pdf-text ‘Haiti held hostage … ‘.
Read also the 368 pages pdf-text ‘E.W. Vedrine’s Complete Works, including works on Haitian Creole (1992-2005), DIPLOMAS AND THE HAITIAN DIPLOMÉS’ MISSION, (by Emmanuel W. Vedrine), Dec. 13, 2004′.
Marie Carmèle Rose-Anne Auguste is a nanny, social worker and activist for human rights from Haiti. In 1991, during the state military coup that attempted to re-establish Jean-Claude Duvalier as life president (a post inherited from his father), soldiers burst into the hospital where she worked, shooting. Rose-Anne risked her life saving the wounded.
In 1991, during the military coup that attempted to re-establish Jean Claude Duvalier as life president (a post inherited from his father), soldiers burst into the hospital where she worked, shooting. Rose-Anne organized the working personnel and risked her life saving the wounded. She was then 28 years old.
One year later, she founded the Clinic for Women of Kafou Fèy, one of the poorest neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti. She was able to count on the support of Partners in Health, an American association that is concerned with the access to health care of poor communities. Since then, the clinic receives around 200 visits from women everyday. It looks after children and elderly people as well. That increases the total daily average to one thousand patients. Rose-Anne also offers professional help to women who have been raped and maltreated.
In 1994, she received the Reebok Prize for Human Rights. Former American President, Jimmy Carter, called her work “inspired”.
Rose-Anne is also known as a composer and singer. She often sings to the ill, as part of their therapy. Here one of her compositions:“
Enough, we say!
NO! NO! NO!
77 times NO, Bush,
so that solidarity weaves
its way around the world
How can we say YES to war?
Tell us Bush, who are you?
Tell us. Where do you come from?”
“Life is pitiful
For our peasant women.
You would say that they do not have any rights ”
With more than 200 years of independence, Haiti is the oldest republic with an African-American population in the world. In contrast to those glorious facts, we find poverty (with the lowest social index of the American continent) and constant political instability. (Read this all on 1000peacewomen).