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The Health of Haitian Women


October 31st, 2011

Elizabeth Sepper is the 2010-2012 Center for Reproductive Rights fellow at Columbia Law School.  Her research focuses on health, medical ethics, and human rights.  Her current paper Whose Conscience Counts?, critiques the conventional account of morality in medicine, which limits conscience to doctors and nurses who refuse to deliver controversial treatments, such as end-of-life care, […]

If you follow the situation in Haiti, you know that the recovery and rebuilding from the devastating earthquake last January has proceeded slowly, and that cholera has now spread throughout the country – adding new forms of misery to a people already suffering from inordinate emiseration. Gender Action, an NGO promoting gender justice and women’s […]

Erin Meyer, a third year law student at Columbia, worked over the summer for Hogan Lovells in their NY office.  One of her pro bono assignments addressed the pressing needs of Haitian women who had been sexually assaulted in the aftermath of the earthquake.  Here are her observations about this issue: In the aftermath of […]

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