Gender Based Violence in Haiti: The Case of the United Nations and the Haitian women they raped.

Traditionally when we have dichotomized oppression, we’ve outlined it using collective identity, and how it relates to a group of individuals. Very seldom is there consideration for the differences present within collective identity, and how those may alter experiences, and the way structural oppression may shape them differently. We consider that other identity categories within a denoted general margin are individual variations that have lesser implications not worth the mention (Crenshaw, 1991, p. 1242). When this is done, especially in organizing against oppression, it manifests itself in the disregard of interacting structures, which can and does hinder the capacity for the wider benefi