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Aid Accountability and Transparency, Food Sovereignty, Report

Oxfam publishes assessment of AVANSE

USAID’s AVANSE Project in Haiti: An assessment of its conformity with aid effectiveness principles.

In 2013, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Appui à la Valorisation du Potentiel Agricole du Nord, pour la Sécurité Économique et Environnementale—Aid to Realize the Agricultural Potential of the North, for Economic and Environmental Security, or AVANSE—in northern Haiti. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Gender & Human Rights, Report

Gender Action report on IFI spending in Haiti

New Gender Report on IFI Spending in Haiti

Gender Justice Scorecard: IFIs in Haiti analyzes the gender sensitivity of Inter-American Development Bank and World Bank investments from 2013-17. The two IFIs spent nearly $1.5 billion in Haiti during this period, substantially less than during 2010-13 following the 2010 earthquake (see our report Building Back by Half or BBBH). Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report, Uncategorized

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

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Crisis, Report

CWS Executive Vice President shares reflections on recent visit to Haiti

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

Gender & Human Rights, Report

HAWG’s Advocacy to commemorate International Women’s Day

HAWG’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration
Elaine Zuckerman, Gender Action, March 27, 2017

The Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) celebrated 2017’s International Women’s Day (IWD) by inviting two Haitian women’s rights defenders to make presentations at meetings in Washington DC.  Doing so aligns with HAWG’s practice to bring Haitian voices to DC policymakers and donors. Read More

Access to land, Climate Change, Food Sovereignty, Gender & Human Rights, Report

Report back on HAWG’s trip to Haiti: environmental challenges and opportunities

Between February 22 and 26, 2017, four members of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group traveled to Haiti.   Elaine Zuckerman of Gender Action, Joel Kupferman of the Environmental Justice Initiative, Maurice Bloem of Church World Service, and Jayce Hafner of the Episcopal Church participated in this timely trip.  Tav Hafner served as the delegation’s videographer.   Read More

Elections and Democracy, Report

New report shows troubling weaknesses in electoral system

In the week of President-elect Jovenel Moïse’s recent inauguration, a new report by international legal observers argues that Haiti’s democratic institutions are suffering a profound crisis of confidence. Low turnout, voter disenfranchisement and lingering concerns about fraud raise troubling questions about the breadth of the incoming president’s mandate, according to the report, entitled Haiti’s Unrepresentative Democracy: Disenfranchisement and Disillusionment in the November 20 Elections. Read More

Aid Accountability and Transparency, Report

Review of “Progress Report” on Haiti

New Release from CEPR

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2016
Contact: Dan Beeton, (202) 239-1460

Washington, DC —
A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG) reviews reports released by the US State Department on contracts for Haiti aid and finds significant omissions and deficiencies, including incomplete data, a failure to link projects and outcomes, and a failure to adequately identify mistakes and lessons learned.
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Gender & Human Rights, Report

Report on prison escape, violence in Arcahaie

From the RESEAU NATIONAL DE DEFENSE DES DROITS HUMAINS (RNDDH), in English the National Human Rights Defense Network:

Full report in French available here.

Le 22 octobre 2016, une évasion s’est opérée à la Prison Civile de l’Arcahaie. Au cours de celle-ci, cent soixante quatorze (174) détenus se sont enfuis et au moins deux (2) personnes sont décédées, dont un agent de la Direction de l’Administration Pénitentiaire (DAP) et un prisonnier. Read More

Gender & Human Rights, Report

UPR Submission: Violence and Discrimination against Women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People in Haiti

Background and Context

1. Thousands of Haitians today are at risk of violence and discrimination as a result of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, their gender identity, or nonconformist social behavior. The mere perception that individual may be LGBT can place their life directly at risk because extreme hostility and discriminatory attitudes toward LGBT members are so pervasive. Read More