Slaying of Three Deaf Women Highlights Vulnerability
Below is an article by AP Writer David McFadden regarding the brutal murder of three deaf women in Leveque. It is not yet clear why the women were murdered. However, people living with disabilities in Haiti are often stigmatized, isolated, and abuses committed against them ignored by the justice system. The murders have attracted widespread attention, the families have legal representation, and the Cabaret Police have three people in custody and are searching for two more. While nothing will bring the women back, apprehending and prosecuting the killers could send a message that such abuses will no longer be ignored.