Gender & Human Rights

Elections and Democracy, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights

Interview with Marie Frantz Joachim of Sofa and Pierre Esperance of RNDDH

 

Last month, Jasmine Huggins of Church World Service interviewed Marie Frantz Joachim of Haitian Women’s Solidarity (SOFA) and Pierre Esperance of National Human Rights Defense Network (RNDDH) to discuss the challenges facing women in Haiti and the elections. Below you will find the complete interview conducted in Haitian Creole but with a brief summary of the issues discussed. Read More

Gender & Human Rights

International Women’s Day: Pushing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Haiti

UN Sustainable Development Goals
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Today is International Women’s Day and this year’s theme is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The objective is to build momentum and encourage states to make new commitments to effectively implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are 17 goals intended to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. Read More

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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