Haiti, a small island developing state with a population largely dependent upon agriculture, has sparse arable land for agricultural production and negligible forest cover. Haiti is particularly vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change — including destructive hurricanes, droughts, coastal erosion, and rising sea levels– which jeopardize Haitians’ food security, infrastructure, and physical safety. The HAWG promotes policies that help Haitian communities mitigate and adapt to climate change, regain agricultural sovereignty, and improve environmental sustainability. We connect voices of Haitian farmers, environmental researchers, and civil society advocates to international policymakers to ensure that they play a powerful role in determining Haiti’s future.
Various HAWG members have provided input to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences.
First, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Nègès Mawon, and the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) at the New York University School of Law responded to the call for inputs on violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis. Read More
Disaster reduction finance: prevention is better than recovery
Sponsored content: At recent meetings at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, the GEF pushed for more money to be spent in advance of disasters
Against a background of growing hunger, environmental damage and climate change, Haiti rises to its challenges.
Last February, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti at the invitation of the then Minister of Environment, Simon Dieseul Desras. In preceding weeks, HAWG members have written blogs, offered reflections and video diaries of their trip. Read More
Mennonite Central Committee, the Episcopal Church and HAWG have joined forces to call for Action on Hunger in Haiti. Join their call!
Click here for the Episcopal Church Action Alert !
Click here for the Action Alert from the Mennonite Central Committee !
See below for the list of offices to call
Urge your Representatives to take action to prevent hunger and food insecurity in Haiti!! Read More
Between February 22 and 26, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti to gain a better understanding of the country’s environmental challenges, in the context of climate change. Participants in this delegation included Jayce Hafner from the Episcopal Church, Elaine Zuckerman from Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, and Maurice Bloem from Church World Service (CWS). Read More
Plaidoyer pour action
Six mois après Matthew, une crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle s’amorce en Haïti : il est urgent de réagir
Le 4 octobre 2016, l’ouragan Matthew de catégorie 4 a frappé Haïti. L’oeil de l’ouragan a directement touché les départements du Sud, de la Grand’Anse, mais a aussi provoqué d’importants dégâts dans les Nippes et les zones côtières des départements du Nord-Ouest, de l’Artibonite et de l’Ouest. Read More
A call for Advocacy and Action on Hunger
Six months after Hurricane Matthew, a food and nutritional crisis is beginning in Haiti: we must react.
On October 4th 2016, a category 4 Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti. The hurricane’s eye directly affected the Sud and Grand’Anse departments, but also caused important damages in Nippes, Nord-Ouest, Artibonite and Ouest. Read More
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
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
Soti 22 pou rive 26 fevriye 2017, kat manm ki soti nan HAWG vwayaje an Ayiti. Manm sa yo se te : Elaine Zuckerman pou Gender Action, Joel Kupferman pou Inisyativ pou yon Jistis sou Anviwònman, Maurice Bloem pou Church World Service (Sèvis Legliz Mondyal) ak Jayce Hafner, pou Legliz Episkopal. Read More