In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.
"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...
Haiti is affected by the worst deforestation any country has experienced, which is currently at 98.5 percent. As it is, people in Haiti are affected by severe poverty, which forces them to cut down trees for fuel for cooking.
Haitians continue to face tremendous challenges. It's not too late to make a difference.
As the sun sets in the West, the sea beyond Port-au-Prince turns a dreamy orange. This view of the ocean from Haiti's downtown capital can seem tranquil, but for tens of thousands of restavek children dusk marks a deepening nightmare.
Access to clean water is essential to the prevention and treatment of cholera, in order to prevent the ingestion of waterborne bacteria and the contamination of food due to preparation with unsanitary water.
For Haiti, one of the most impoverished countries in the world, music and the energy and community cultivated with it are restoring hope, entrepreneurship, and sparking an uplifting movement -- an EDM (electric dance music) movement to be exact.
When my friend, an avid yogi, mentioned the idea of using yoga in Haiti to empower women, my initial feeling was skepticism.
The recent Wall Street Journal piece gets many key facts about the approval of recovery projects wrong and ignores the work that has helped improve the lives of thousands of people across Haiti.
Under shady palm trees, local residents, rappers, singers and friends lounged on plastic chairs and listened to the music made in this miracle of a studio. Messiah Brown is a miracle because there is nothing like it in Léogâne.
Paul first went to Haiti in 2008, long before the devastating earthquake of 2010. A true storyteller, Paul had gone to the country to try and find a man he had heard about who had been working in Haiti's slums for over 20 years. "It sounded like myth more than fact, what he'd been able to do, and so I frankly didn't believe it," says Paul. After finding the man and observing his work, Paul saw he was able "to do so much with so little." The experience compelled him to start Artists for Peace and Justice, a charity organization that supports communities in Haiti through programs in education. "We decided that we weren't going to solve Haiti's problems, the Haitians were," he says.
When University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Kerenne Paul crosses the stage in her cap and gown on Friday, May 16, the occasion will be a day of firsts for the 22-year-old formerly homeless undergraduate and her mentors at the non-profit organization, SOWMA.
Children, women and a scattering of men, who have endured unspeakable violence and anguish, loss and horror, agony -- biblical in force and nature -- and have responded with unbounded love. Redemption. Resurrection. Faith. I leave Haiti with these gifts in abundance.
It all started when a 65-year-old retired carpenter named Fred Colgan met Damon Ogle, an engineer with a new "green" stove design.
This story begins with the earthquake, but it is not about the earthquake. Marie Ginie was 14 when the earthquake destroyed her home. No one was i...
Establishing local partnerships and obtaining proper governmental approvals are central to improved impact.