Who We Are

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) is a coalition of international development, human rights, and faith-based organizations that advocates for aid accountability, democracy, and social justice in U.S.-Haiti policy. The HAWG aims to amplify Haitian voices in policymaking processes at the United Nations, the U.S. Congress, the Administration, and International Financial Institutions. Since the 2010 Haitian Earthquake, the HAWG has worked to ensure a just reconstruction and recovery effort in Haiti. Learn More

What We Do

The HAWG is a reliable resource for analysis, advocacy and activism on Haiti. Participating groups meet regularly in Washington, DC to share timely information from Haiti and to coordinate advocacy efforts. We organize briefings on Capitol Hill and private meetings with policy-makers that are often the only gatherings to include Haitian civil society leaders. HAWG sub-committees dig deep into issues that relate to unmet and emerging needs on a variety of issues including cholera, climate change, aid accountability, democracy and elections.

What You Can Do

Help keep Haiti on policy-maker's radar. Sign up to receive updates about emerging issues and action alerts. Look here for opportunities to call Congress, join a twitter campaign and be a human rights defender.

Upcoming Events

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 Current Action Alerts

Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti

Ask them to prioritize strengthening Haiti’s agricultural resilience in international policymaking and development processes by supporting local production for local consumption and by emphasizing environmental sustainability.  


Call and write your Member of Congress to extend TPS for Haitians 

TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS) FOR 50,000 HAITIANS ENDS JULY 22 UNLESS DHS SEC. KELLY EXTENDS IT SOON – BUT IT’S AT GRAVE RISK!

 

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Aid Accountability


The HAWG believes that consultation and coordination with domestic Haitian organizations and the Government of Haiti is critical to successful development, and advocates for systematic documentation of aid disbursement to ensure aid accountability and efficacy.
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Cholera Epidemic


The HAWG calls on the United Nations to fund and implement the Cholera Elimination Plan.
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Climate Change

Haiti is particularly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change -- including destructive hurricanes, droughts, coastal erosion, and rising sea levels-- which jeopardize Haitians' food security, infrastructure, and physical safety. Learn More

Elections and Democracy


The HAWG advocates for fair and timely elections free from intimidation, violence, and voter fraud.
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Latest news

Immigration and deportation advocacy

Are you faith organization or leader? Consider signing our interfaith letter on TPS!

 

Dear Faith-based organizations and faith leaders:

Please consider signing onto this national, state, and local letter urging Secretary Kelly to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian immigrants. This letter was authored by Catholic Legal Immigration Network in consultation with our affiliate network, Church World Service, and other immigrant advocates and organizations. Read More

Climate Change, Food Crisis

Mennonite Central Committee & the Episcopal Church join HAWG’s action on hunger!

Mennonite Central Committee, the Episcopal Church and HAWG have joined forces to call for Action on Hunger in Haiti.   Join their call!

Click here for the Episcopal Church  Action Alert !

Click here for the Action Alert from the Mennonite Central Committee !

See below for the list of offices to call

Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti!! Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Report

CWS Executive Vice President shares reflections on recent visit to Haiti

Between February 22 and 26, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti to gain a better understanding of  the country’s environmental challenges, in the context of climate change.   Participants in this delegation included Jayce Hafner from the Episcopal Church, Elaine Zuckerman from Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, and Maurice Bloem from Church World Service (CWS).   Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

21 organisations humanitaires et de développement demandent une action urgente en matière d’insécurité alimentaire en Haïti

Plaidoyer pour action

Six mois après Matthew, une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle s’amorce en Haïti : il est urgent de réagir

Le 4 octobre 2016, l’ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L’oeil de l’ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand’Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d’importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest. Read More

Climate Change, Food Crisis, Food Sovereignty

21 Development and Humanitarian organizations call for urgent action on food insecurity in Haiti

A call for Advocacy and Action on Hunger 

Six months after Hurricane Matthew, a food and nutritional crisis is beginning in Haiti: we must react. 

On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane’s eye directly affected the Sud and Grand’Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. Read More

Gender & Human Rights, Report

HAWG’s Advocacy to commemorate International Women’s Day

HAWG’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration
Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action, March 27, 2017

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) celebrated 2017’s International Women’s Day (IWD) by inviting two Haitian women’s rights defenders to make presentations at meetings in Washington DC.  Doing so aligns with HAWG’s practice to bring Haitian voices to DC policymakers and donors. Read More

Climate Change, Food Sovereignty

Chair of HAWG’s Climate Change Committe reflects on recent Haiti trip

The HAWG Heads to Haiti: Firsthand Perspectives on Haiti’s Environmental Needs

We sat three abreast in the back of a jeep, speeding through mountainous roads toward the southern tip of Haiti. Sitting between by my Haiti Advocacy Working Group colleagues, I could hardly believe that we were finally here, investigating the crucial sustainability issues for which the HAWG has advocated over the past several years. Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights

Rapport de HAWG sur son voyage en Haïti: Défis environnementaux et Opportunités

Entre le 22 et le 26 février 2017, quatre membres de HAWG se sont rendus en Haïti. Elaine Zuckerman de Gender Action, Joel Kupferman de l’Initiative pour la justice environnementale, Maurice Bloem du Church World Service et Jayce Hafner de l’Église épiscopale ont participé à ce voyage. Tav Hafner a servie de cameraman de la délégation. Read More