The women of Haitian market paintings are internationally renowned, but the real women? Not so much. "We know we have neglected them," admits Haiti's minister of women's affairs Marie Yanick Mezile. Coming soon, the Madam Sara project reports on the madam saras, ti machann and other women who power Haiti's informal economy.
Haiti: The Madam Sara Project
Who hasn't seen the market women of Haitian paintings? But the women behind the canvas are unknown. Haitians call them madam sara, ti machann, komesan -- and also, poto mitan, the backbone of their country. The Madame Sara project is coming soon to the web with videos, infographics, interviews and blog reports. Learn more here: madamsara.com/reportersnotebook/
Reporting on the women who drive Haiti's informal market economy, for the University of Miami multlmedia journalism capstone.
"WE KNOW WE HAVE NEGLECTED THEM" An interview with Haiti's minister of women's affairs
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