Likna examines the paid receipt that freed her from imprisonment in a locked patio of a USA-based Nonprofit Hospital in Haiti. Traced photograph with altered facial features (original photograph by China Tolliver)

A reproductive-justice project to abolish hospital prison and reckon with obstetric apartheid

Project Partners

Alissa Jordan, PhD
Center for Experimental Ethnography
Carmelle Moise, RN
Mama Baby Ayiti
  • Fè Pitit Ann Ayiti

    Ann Ayiti, lè akouchman nan ak lè a dapre akouchman se de peryòd nan lavi fanmi ki vrèman enpòtan. Nan tan sa yo, fanmi Ayisyen yo konn reyini, yo konn anbrase nouvo lavi a ki aparèt devan yo, yo konn pran swen nouvo manman. Swen sa a komanse anvan ou akouche tou, pandan ou toujou […]

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  • Naming the Hospital-Prison

    Images of Haitian mothers giving birth, struggling between life and death is an all too familiar image to aid workers and Christaian missionaries working across Haiti. In elite fundraisers across the globe, in megachurches as well as hospital galas, it is used to pull on heartstrings, loosen checkbooks, and invoke feelings of both pity and […]

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  • Not an Exception But a Pattern

    There are connections between the reproductive injustice Haitian mothers endure as a result of medical-detention and the obstetric violence against Black and Indigenous mothers in the United States and around the world. The Black maternal and infant birth outcomes in the United States are the worst in any developed country in the world. Black mothers […]

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  • Fich La

    Le lòpital kenbe ou,  ou gen yon sèlfwason pou sòti, ou gen yon sèl visa ou ka rete tann, epi sa se so lòpital la. So yo mete sou papye yo, sou fakti yo. Papye sa yo pote lank ble de ekriti dokte a, lank ble a kite mak fon nan fèy frajil yo. Tèlman […]

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