Month: March 2017

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

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

Report back on HAWG’s trip to Haiti: environmental challenges and opportunities

Between February 22 and 26, 2017, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti.   Elaine Zuckerman of Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, Maurice Bloem of Church World Service, and Jayce Hafner of the Episcopal Church participated in this timely trip.  Tav Hafner served as the delegation’s videographer.   Read More

Gender & Human Rights

Join Gender Action, Human Rights Watch + HAWG for International Women’s Day 2017 event!

Status of Women in Haiti Panel Invitation

International Women’s Day Celebration
Haiti Advocacy Working Group
March 7, 2017 from 9:30-11 am

You are invited to attend a Haiti Advocacy Working Group panel on the status of women in Haiti featuring Haitian feminist activists and experts on Haiti.

When: March 7 from 9:30-11 am

Where: Human Rights Watch, 1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC

Panelists:

Nadia Lafleur, Director of Fanm Deside’s battered women’s shelter who will describe gender-based violence in Haiti and the shelter’s work with female victims of violence

Sabine Lamour, Activist and Professor who will discuss women’s participation in Haitian elections, women’s political representation, and the “paradoxical status of women in Haiti’s reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake”

Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch who will summarize Haiti’s 2016 submission to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

Amy Van Zanen of Gender Action who will summarize the gender impacts of World Bank and Inter-American Bank investments in Haiti during 2013-16

Hosts: Haiti Advocacy Working Group, Gender Action, and Human Rights Watch

We welcome your participation! Read More