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EVENT: Haitian Women Leading the Earthquake Response in Haiti

Thursday, October 14, 6:30pm

Join The Haitian Women’s Collective for a conversation about the current status, strategies and next phase of their response.

With:

  • Nora Jeanne Joseph, Chief Root Cultivator – RADIKAL
  • Myrima Narcisse, Executive Director – Haiti Adolescent Girls Network
  • Linda Telemaque, Country Director – Hope For Haiti

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IJDH Universal Periodic Review Submissions on Haiti

The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti has just released two Universal Periodic Reviews to the United Nations Human Rights Council regarding Gender Based Violence and Justice Challenges in Haiti. The review allows for the State and all relevant stakeholders (including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and regional mechanisms) to report on the status of human rights situations in their country as well as declare what actions they have taken to overcome these human rights challenges. Read More

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Oxfam Releases New Report on USAID Local Governance Project in Haiti

In Haiti, the traditional centralization of power in Port-au-Prince has far-reaching effects, one of which is the limited influence of ordinary citizens on holding local officials accountable for providing basic services like trash removal, water and sanitation, and maintaining healthy and safe marketplaces. From 2013 to 2018, USAID carried out a project known as LOKAL+ that was aimed at supporting and strengthening ten district-level governments. Read More

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UPDATED: 2 weeks after, what perspectives for Haiti?

2 semenn aprè, ki pèspektif pou peyi a?

Recorded July 21

Watch now in English e an Kreyol

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Event: Haiti Below the Surface: Challenge and Opportunity

Join HAWG and The Episcopal Church for an educational event on the challenges and opportunities in addressing a wide array of issues in Haiti.
TIME: Jul 12, 03:00pm EDT
Recent turmoil in Haiti and a late outbreak of COVID-19 have drawn attention to the failings of the political system and international involvement, but have overshadowed many other aspects of society in need of attention, including the economy, environment, humanitarian concerns, and human security.
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Honoring Those Who Passed by Building a Better Future

On the tenth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake, Haitians need aid policies that focus on an equitable and livable future

January 10, 2020 – Washington, DC – January 12th marks ten years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. Human rights groups, faith-based organizations, policy institutes, and humanitarian organizations of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) honor those who lost their lives on that day. Read More

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Philip Wearne: a Tribute

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) mourns the loss of Phillip Wearne, who suddenly and unexpectedly passed last month.

Phillip’s professional skills combined journalism, research, documentary making.  A longtime member of the UK based Haiti Support Group, he had a lead role in producing their bulletin, Haiti Briefing.   Not long after the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Phillip brought his experience to the HAWG.  Read More

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Haiti TPS extended for 18 months before termination – HAWG statements

Tuesday evening the Administration announced that TPS for Haitians would be extended for 18 months ahead of the program’s termination. HAWG members are concerned that the decision was made solely based on evaluating conditions after the earthquake almost 8 years ago. Compounding effects of cholera, food insecurity and multiple hurricanes have left Haiti very vulnerable to minor shocks. Read More

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1804 Institute launches new report on corruption

Stronger Institutions in Haiti: Can transparency and accountability make a difference in Haiti?

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Corruption! Embezzlement! Poverty! The Senate’s report on Petro Caribe provides a glimpse into the depth of the culture of corruption that seems to have characterized Haiti’s governance for the past ten years. This is a crucial time for Haitians to begin a serious dialogue about the role that transparency and accountability can play in strengthening their public institutions. Read More