Marie Yolene Gill - RNDDH
There are many women of courage in Haiti, but last year, the United States Embassy in Haiti honored one such woman, Marie Yolene Gilles-Colas. She serves as the RNDDH's programming officer and was honored for the steps she has made to promote and advance the public's deference to human rights. A journalist at the start of her career, Mrs. Gilles-Colas became known for her defense of free press. She has been exiled, arrested, and faces continued threats, but perseveres in her fight to bring the awareness of the continued struggle for human rights in Haiti to the forefront of world news.