We know that in certain situations shit can kill and the poorer you are the more likely you could die of a shit related illness CHOLERA is a prime example, so shit is a poverty issue and a class issue. We know there are issues of privacy, access to ‘toilets’ especially at night and sexual violence in unlit densely populated urban areas, so shit is also a gender issue. We know that some people risk physical violence or are refused entry into toilets such as a proposed ban in Arizona where transgender people would not have the rights to choose the toilet of their choice so shit is also a transgender issue. With shit playing such a prominent part in our lives, why is what happens to it so mysterious?
Tweet Jalouzi is a hillside neighborhood of about 200,000 people overlooking lower Petion-Ville. It is accessible from two roads, one at the top and one below. The view from the top is stunning. From here you can see Port-au-Prince looking east to the sea and north to the mountains. The only way to travel is [...]
Tweet It is impossible to talk about health care in Haiti without mentioning the 2010 earthquake and the subsequent cholera epidemic which so far has affected 630,000 people and taken the lives of 7,500. It would be easy to believe that cholera was a direct result of the devastation of the earthquake and the heavy [...]
One of the worst myths floating in western media is the one that of the 2 million people displaced there are now only 250,000 left in camps. On the contrary, people were given various amounts of money $400/$500 to move from camps – where does the writer imagine these people went with a paltry $500 and no job, a hardly sustainable programme? Many moved to other camps in the city and on the outskirts where huge informal settlements have sprung up with no water – in short the same conditions as in the camps; many moved to already overcrowded poor neighbourhoods like Carrefour and Jalouzi either with family or in makeshift housing; some moved to the countryside; some were rehoused in temporary plywood houses; and some were rehoused. The figure we should be searching for, is of the 1.75 million now supposedly out of the camps, how many of these have been rehoused in decent housing and lets not forget that for those who remain in camps the situation is worsening every day.
Tweet From Thought Leader – Talia Meer asks what is the point of ”1 billion Rising” and from Women and Beyond the Global – Wondering about Outrage! beyond personal gratification? Particularly when it is selective, ie where was the outrage when Rape Crisis centers were closed, or are are in the process of being closed? [...]