Attraverso il corpo. Donne di una bidonville di Haiti e doni dello sviluppo

Pia Maria Koller

Abstract


Living in Cité Soleil, the largest haitian slum, is in itself a stigma, hindering access to social services and humanitarian aid. Repression and the increasing presence of armed gangs imposed a culture of silence. Violence became normality, particularly against women. Their survival strategies can be summarized by kalkile, calculate, pervading the individual and social body. When confronted with inequity in health, choices may turn into acts of resistance.

Still, women continue to organize collectively. Some counteract their despair with works of art, reproducing the beauty of what in their memory remains "the pearl of the Antilles": Haiti.

 


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Cité Soleil (Haiti); militarization of humanitarian aid; structural violence in health; women and resistence

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