Gender & Human Rights

Gender & Human Rights

Food Alert, more than 3 million affected in Haiti

The situation of food insecurity in Haiti has worsened in recent months due to the convergence of multiple factors combined with structural causes that characterize the Haitian agriculture (land issues, lack of effective and maintained irrigation systems, erosion, etc.). Indeed, the effects of drought and rising prices of basic food products have particularly affected the poorest households. Read More

Gender & Human Rights

Launch of nationwide study on children restavèks

This week in Petion-ville, Charles Jean-Jacques, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour in collaboration with UNICEF and the International Labour Office (ILO), and in partnership with 29 national and international organizations has launched a national, quantitative and qualitative study on the phenomenon of child domestic workers “restavèks” in Haiti, around the theme “The child domestics : understanding for better action”. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Gender & Human Rights, Report

Caracol Industrial Parks: Social and Gender Impacts of Year One of Haiti’s Newest IFI-funded Industrial Park

Officially open for business since October 2012, Caracol Industrial Park (PIC) is expected to become Haiti’s largest private employer and foreign investor. US$ 424 million in development aid from donors including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the United States government have been committed to the Park and ten PIC support projects. Read More

Gender & Human Rights, Report

Building Back by Half? Gender Issues in IFI Investments in Post-Earthquake Haiti

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake struck Haiti west of its capital, Port-au-Prince, killing over 200,000 and causing an estimated US$ 8 billion in damages. Promising to “build back better”, bilateral and multilateral donors including International Financial Institutions (IFIs) have pledged over US$ 13 billion to the humanitarian and reconstruction efforts to date. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Events, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Year Three Videos

Recordings of the different briefings are available online.

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Gender & Human Rights

Gender in Post-Earthquake Haiti: Gender-Based Violence, Women’s Empowerment, and a Way Forward

HAWG Commemoration Pics 076

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Moderator:        Elise Young, WomenThrive

Speakers:            Smith Maximé, Free the Slaves
                                Anne-Christine d’Adesky, PotoFanm+Fi
                                Marie Yvette Michaud, MPKNP/Je Nan Je
                                Claire Lauterbach, Gender Action

 

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Cholera Epidemic, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Report on the Three Year Haiti Earthquake Commemoration

HAWG Commemoration Pics 023On the Third Commemoration of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) organized a series of congressional briefings and meetings with decision-makers in Washington DC around the theme of “Accountability for Haiti.”  Three years since Haiti experienced the most devastating natural disaster in its history, public concerns remain about relief and reconstruction policies and programs that have ignored the voices of Haitian civil society, especially the farming communities and poor urban dwellers who are now facing a looming food crisis, the hundreds of thousands living in camp cities or other precarious housing conditions, and the families of the thousands dead and hundreds of thousands sickened from a rising cholera outbreak.  Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Gender & Human Rights, Housing

Recommendations du HAWG (Francais)

Gche a Drt: Mobilize for Haiti’s Dominique Toussaint, IJDH’s Brian Concannon, Interprete Hyppolite Pierre, Rep. Barbara Lee, Renhassa’s Pierre DouDou, Pohdh’s Antonal Mortime & LiLiLi Read’s Michelle Karshan

Recommandations du Groupe de Travail pour le Soutien en Haïti deux ans après le séisme

HAWG | Adoption de la loi sur l’évaluation des progrès à Haïti

HAWG | La Violence Sexuelle en Haiti

HAWG | Le droit foncier et le droit au logement en Haïti

HAWG | Attribution des marchés à des entreprises locales à Haïti

HAWG | Les engagements des institutions financières internationales envers Haïti Read More