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Budget other: Prices vary massively. A coffee in a nice place in Petionville could cost the same as three meals downtown. Pay for a moto-taxi at night — trust me. Currency Conversion. Port-au-Prince is two cities. I stayed in both places for your benefit. The 2.
Women's rights activists have paid tribute to three prominent Haitian feminists killed in this month's devastating earthquake. Myriam Merlet, Magalie Marcelin and Anne Marie Coriolan were among the tens of thousands who died when the quake struck. They were described as enterprising activists who had taken on a legal and social system which, in Marcelin's words, treats women's bodies as commodities. The three were part of the first wave of civil society organisations to emerge when the dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier stepped down in
Sexual violence in Haiti is a common phenomenon today, making it a public health problem. Until , rape was not legally considered a serious crime and a rapist could avoid jail by marrying his victim. Reporting a rape to police in Haiti is a difficult and convoluted process, a factor that contributes to underreporting and difficulty in obtaining accurate statistics about sexual violence. Few rapists face any punishment.