12/13/2017

Urgent Action: Women’s Rights Defender Threatened With Death (Haiti: UA 272.17)


Sanièce Petit Phat, a Haitian women and girls’ rights defender, has reported receiving death threats because of her work on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence in the community of Canaan, Haiti.

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Sanièce Petit Phat, a Haitian women and girls’ rights defender, has reported receiving death threats because of her work on behalf of victims of domestic and sexual violence in the community of Canaan, Haiti.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to provide immediate protection to Sanièce Petit Phat and other members of MOFALAK, in consultation with them and in accordance with their wishes;
  • Demanding thorough and impartial investigations into the attack against Raymond Charité, the acts of intimidation and death threats received by Sanièce Petit Phat, and the accusation of domestic violence, for the results to be made public and those responsible brought to justice;
  • Demanding further security measures to be put in place in the Canaan area, in particular for groups and individuals most at risk like women and girls;
  • Calling on them to publicly recognize the legitimate work that human rights defenders do, and in particular the right to carry out their activities without any restrictions or fear of reprisals, as set out in the 1998 UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

Contact these two officials by 24 January, 2018:

Minister of Justice and Public Security
Maître Heidi Fortuné
Ministre de la Justice et de la Sécurité Publique
18, Avenue Charles Summer
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister/ Monsieur le Ministre

H.E. Ambassador Paul G. Altidor,
Embassy of the Republic of Haiti
2311 Massachusetts Ave. NW., Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202.332.4090 | Fax: 202.745.7215
Email: [email protected]
Contact form: http://haiti.org/contact-us/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyofHaiti
Twitter: @EmbassyOfHaiti
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

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