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Press release: Being amongst the most affected by the earthquake, women’s and girls’ meaningful participation and leadership are crucial to an effective and successful humanitarian response in Haiti

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Following the 7.2 earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14, UN Women Haiti and CARE International, in partnership with the Ministry of Women's Affairs and Women's Rights, the General Directorate of Civil Protection, and the Humanitarian Country Team’s Special Gender Task Force, developed a Rapid Gender Analysis that aims to provide humanitarian actors with recommendations to address the needs of women and girls to ensure their rights and needs are at the...

On the front lines of COVID-19, women’s organizations provide vital services as first responders as violence against women spikes

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

“Women’s organizations on the front lines of the COVID-19 response continue to adapt and provide vital services for survivors, even in the face of unprecedented challenges. As violence against women rises, the services offered by women’s organizations must be included in governments’ COVID-19 response packages,” said Aldijana Sisic, Chief of the UN Trust Fund.

Take five: As Haiti battles COVID-19, services to protect women and girls with disabilities are critical

Monday, May 18, 2020

Emanuela Paul is the Rethinking Power Program Coordinator with Beyond Borders/Depase Fwontyè yo. The programme focuses on preventing violence against women and girls, including women and girls with disabilities, in Haiti and implements a project with funding from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. In light of COVID-19, she explains how her organization has adapted its approach to community mobilization and the dialogues they create in the community.

From where I stand: “A big part of being a feminist is to make sure that young women know that they have rights”

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sophia Pierre-Antoine lived through many coup d'état in Haiti and watched the rising violence against women and girls all around her. Her feminism led her on a path to work with young girls to break the cycle of violence.

In post-hurricane Haiti, women work together to rebuild

Friday, November 4, 2016

It’s been a month since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti, taking the lives of hundreds of people in the South, Grand’Anse and Nippes departments ( districts) and leaving more than 1.4 million in need of humanitarian assistance, but the women and girls in the most affected areas remember it as if it was yesterday.

Expert’s take: Why women must be at the heart of the humanitarian response in Haiti

Friday, October 14, 2016

Anthony Ngororano, Programme Advisor and Head of the Africa Section at UN Women Headquarters who is currently serving as Representative a.i. UN Women Haiti, writes about how all of Haiti can benefit from including women and women's needs in the humanitarian response in Haiti.

UN Women provides immediate support to women in Grande Anse after Hurricane Matthew

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On October 11, UN Women staff in Haiti visited Jeremie, one of the most affected areas by Hurricane Matthew in the Grande Anse Department, and met with women's organizations, civil society and local authorities to discuss and respond to the most urgent challenges that women and girls are facing after the catastrophic storm.

Preparing for disasters, rebuilding in the aftermath

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On International Day for Disaster Reduction, 13 October, UN Women spotlights women’s rights and potential for building more disaster resilient communities and nations.

Press release: UN Women mobilizes relief efforts to support Haitians

Friday, October 7, 2016

In immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, UN Women is mobilizing experts and resources to assess the humanitarian needs on the ground. The Government estimates that at least 350,000 people are in dire need of assistance due to the catastrophic storm that hit the southwest coast of the country on 4 October, taking the lives of hundreds by now.

Calming tensions and spurring women to vote in Haiti

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nadege Beauvil reflects on her work with local grass-roots women's organization on projects to spur women to vote in Haiti.

"I came to CSW because..."

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Every year thousands of activists from civil society organizations around the world come to New York to take part in the Commission on the Status of Women, the global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A snapshot of their messages and perspectives on this year’s session of CSW…

Around the world, women and men of all ages “orange their hoods” to end violence

Thursday, December 11, 2014

From flash mobs to bicycle races, street marches to art exhibits, and even illuminating landmarks and buildings in orange light, people around the world banded together during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence by “oranging their neighbourhoods.”

Ensuring mothers do not die when giving life

Friday, April 5, 2013

A programme in seven countries advances efforts to reduce maternal and child mortality highlighting the links between violence against women and maternal health, and training midwives and community health workers to bring long-term change.

Press statement delivered on behalf of Michelle Bachelet after her visit to Haiti

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Press Statement delivered on behalf of Michelle Bachelet upon completing her official visit to Haiti. Port au Prince, Haiti. 23 October 2012.

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet visits Haiti

Monday, October 22, 2012

On 22nd October, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, undertook a one-day official visit to Haiti where she met with members of the national government, and civil society to advocate for gender equality and women's empowerment.

Haiti: Efforts at the local level to improve Women’s Access to Justice and Security

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

On a small peninsula between two bays on the northern coast of Haiti, the village of Le Borgne shelters the Asosyasyon Famn de Boy (AFB), Creole for the Women's Association of Le Borgne.

UN Women Executive Board President visits Haiti

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

During a visit to Haiti 19-22 July 2012, the president of UN Women's Executive Board, H.E. Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, called for an end to gender-based violence and the promotion of women's participation in politics.

Q&A with peacekeeper Sahely Ferdous, Superintendent in the Bangladesh Formed Police Unit, Haiti

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute the 120,000 peacekeepers serving in 17 missions in some of the world's most volatile and dangerous environments. In the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), the Bangladeshi contingent is composed entirely of women. Leading by example, the 102 women contribute to restoring peace and security in the Caribbean island, with a specific focus on ending violence against women.

Safe Houses Provide Critical Support to Survivors of Violence in Haiti

Friday, January 6, 2012

“Please, come with me tomorrow. Come with me tomorrow as you did today, with the other teenager?" This is the plea from 13-year-old Johanne to Monique, a counselor at the Myriam Merlet Safe House in Cape Haitian. They had met at a police station just a few hours earlier, where Monique was helping a 15-year-old orphan, Nadja, who had become pregnant following repeated rapes. Johanne, also a survivor of rape, had been struggling to file a complaint with the police, and was at a loss at who to turn to.

UN Women on the Ground: Haiti’s Women a Year after the Earthquake

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In Haiti, one year after its devastating earthquake, UN Women is working side by side with national counterparts to stop violence against women, expand women's economic options and increase space for women to participate in decisions that affect them. The head of UN Women in Haiti, Sheelagh Kathy Mangones, shares an update.

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