Status of Women in Haiti Panel Invitation
International Women’s Day Celebration
Haiti Advocacy Working Group
March 7, 2017 from 9:30-11 am
You are invited to attend a Haiti Advocacy Working Group panel on the status of women in Haiti featuring Haitian feminist activists and experts on Haiti.
When: March 7 from 9:30-11 am
Where: Human Rights Watch, 1630 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC
Nadia Lafleur, Director of Fanm Deside’s battered women’s shelter who will describe gender-based violence in Haiti and the shelter’s work with female victims of violence
Sabine Lamour, Activist and Professor who will discuss women’s participation in Haitian elections, women’s political representation, and the “paradoxical status of women in Haiti’s reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake”
Amanda Klasing, Senior Researcher in the Women’s Rights Division at Human Rights Watch who will summarize Haiti’s 2016 submission to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Amy Van Zanen of Gender Action who will summarize the gender impacts of World Bank and Inter-American Bank investments in Haiti during 2013-16
Hosts: Haiti Advocacy Working Group, Gender Action, and Human Rights Watch
We welcome your participation!