Upcoming Events

 


 

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

You are invited to attend a panel on the status of women in Haiti featuring Haitian feminist activists and experts on Haiti, sponsored by Gender Action, Human Rights Watch and HAWG.

When: March 7 from 9:30-11 am

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

Panelists include: Nadia Lafleur, Director of Fanm Deside’s battered women’s shelter, Sabine Lamour, Activist and Professor, Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, Amy Van Zanen of Gender Action

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Cholera Epidemic, Climate Change, Events, Food Sovereignty, Housing

Best Practices for Hurricane Recovery

Based on years of organizational experience that many HAWG members have in disaster response and recovery, they share best practices from lessons learned on the ground. We hope that all organizations responding in Haiti will share in these practices:

1. Support local community collaborations and initiatives. Haitian community networks mobilized to relocate, shelter and protect Matthew victims. Read More

Gender & Human Rights

Beyond the Disaster Narrative…

A long-time HAWG collaborator, Professor Mark Schuller has written many times about NGOs and disaster response. He offers an important list of “lessons learned” from past recovery operations and how we must be cautious to not keep reinforcing the same cycle.

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People watch as river waters roll through Port-au-Prince on Oct.
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Events

From the Embassy of Haiti on Hurricane Matthew

A MESSAGE FROM AMBASSADOR ALTIDOR:

Dear Esteemed Friends of the Embassy of Haiti,

I hope this message finds you well during this difficult time for the Caribbean region.

As you are aware, a category 4 storm landed in Haiti on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Hurricane Matthew has left substantial damage in many regions of the country, destroying homes, businesses and lives. Read More

Gender & Human Rights

Rep. Wilson on the Anniversary of D.R. Decision to strip Citizenship

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson on the Third Anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s Decision to strip Citizenship from Dominicans of Foreign Descent

Today marks the third anniversary of the Dominican Constitutional Court’s decision to strip the hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of foreign descent of their citizenship, the majority of whom are of Haitian descent.

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Cholera Epidemic, Media

Join the #EndHaitiCholera campaign!

Please join us in telling the Obama Administration that there is still time to make a significant impact on cholera in Haiti before the end of his term! The State Department can build momentum at the UN and take a strong stand for cholera victims and their families, cholera treatment, and long-term water and sanitation investment in Haiti. Read More

Elections and Democracy

Haiti Elections Report: “Neutrality and Independence Essential for October Elections”

From the National Lawyers Guild, International Association for Democratic Lawyers & The Haiti Support Group:
New Report: Biased international observers failed Haiti in 2015,
neutrality and independence essential for upcoming October elections

(NEW YORK, September 19, 2016) – As Haiti prepares for presidential and legislative elections on October 9, 2016, a new report by voting rights advocates charges that international observation efforts in previous rounds were a “monumental failure.” Despite clear evidence of fraud, violence and other irregularities during the August 9 and October 25, 2015 elections, international observers hailed the two rounds of voting as a successful exercise of democracy, the report shows.
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