marie yolene gilles
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.
A ceremony war held by the US Embassy to honor Ms. Marie Yolène Gilles as she was awarded the title of "Woman of Courage of Haiti 2012".
She is Head of Programmes at the National Network of Human Rights (RNDDH). According to the officials who presented the award, Marie-Yolène Gilles is an example for all Haitians. She is an activist and a fighter.
Marie-Yolène Gilles is a journalist, and received award for advocating for the freedom of press in Haiti. She was arrested and sent to jail for her position