Friday, August 18, 2017

Youth leaders condemn Roody, Rutshelle domestic violence

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Haiti Sentinel

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) – The Youth Government of Haiti (GJH) through its Youth Minister for the Status and Rights of Women, Rosemina Pierrin Noel and its Youth Minister of Human Rights, Charles XX Estimé , condemn in the strongest terms, the violence perpetrated against the young star Guillaume Rutshelle by her partner Roody Petuel Dauphin better known as the “Rood Roodyboy”.

Faced with this appalling and reprehensible behavior, GJH request to the Haitian authorities, the women institutions and institutions for the Defence of Human Rights to take the necessary measures against the executioner as required by the law to curb these repressive acts within Haitian society.

Testifying sympathy to the victim, the GJH, on behalf of all the young people of Haiti asked the Haitian authorities to focus on respect for human rights and ensure that all those who would use physical, verbal and moral vis-à-vis others to answer for his actions.

Implemented in 2008 by the Association of Volunteers for Democracy (DSA), the Government of Haiti Youth, is an apolitical institution that promotes responsible leadership and citizen volunteerism in youth circles, both on stage national and on the international scene.

Ervin Karl-JEAN-PIERRE
Young Minister of Communication
Youth Government of Haiti


 

We are deeply concerned by the campaign of denigration suffered by the singer Rutshelle Guillaume.

We believe that these virulent attacks aim to destroy it as a person, but to ruin his career so promising.

We believe that this public stoning and systematic does not only affect Rutshelle Guillaume as an artist, it is detrimental to all Haitian.

Indeed, it legitimizes violence (physical and/or symbolic) against women, which is an endemic social problem and also reinforces discrimination and specific denials that women experience in the field of art and culture.

We disagree about the virulence of the singer at the place of journalists.

We believe, however, that they are the expression of deep psychological distress and represent a cry for help from someone who is pushed to its limits.

We condemn in the strongest terms the behavior of journalists who recorded the words of the artist unknowingly, then post them on social networks.

Such behavior shows a lack of ethics and does not honor the journalistic body that historically has been at the forefront of the struggle for social change.

We invite the Haitian authorities to guarantee the physical and moral integrity of the singer and to ensure that anyone who would use violence (physical and moral) in respect for its actions.

We also encourage the Haitian public to appreciate Rutshelle Guillaume according to his talent, his commitment and his achievements as an artist, and not based on unfounded rumors and slanderous.

Finally we reiterate, the artist, our unwavering support.

We hope to be in the front row at the next show, because it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful voices of our generation.

Signatories:
Sophie Alphonse, sociologist
Mildrède Béliard, communications specialist
Natacha Clergy, MA in Women’s Studies
Darline Gilles, feminist journalist
Jolette Joseph, professional communication and humanitarian action
Claude Joseph, Professor Fordham University
Myriam Suprin, promoter of human rights.

 

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