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Haitian Women

Chronicling an Everyday Rape in Haiti

Athena Kolbe | Posted 01.20.2013 | Crime
Athena Kolbe

We spoke with the police chief from the area where the assault took place. Since the medical report made no mention of the violent nature of the assault, and despite the fact that police had seen Wendy's bruises and cuts, the officer following her file said that there was nothing he could do.

The Transformative Power of Mentoring

Justine Metz | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact
Justine Metz

This past March, I found myself in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, surrounded by a group of incredibly inspiring and talented female leaders -- all with diverse backgrounds but one common goal: explore and expand the leadership potential of Haitian women.

St. Damien's: A Mother's Story

Adriana Lima | Posted 05.12.2012 | Impact
Adriana Lima

After meeting the Haitian leadership at St. Damien's and St. Luke's Hospitals, I can tell you first hand that there is a great deal to be hopeful about in Haiti.

Women Advance the Fundamentals for Haiti's Future

Stephenie Foster | Posted 05.07.2012 | Impact
Stephenie Foster

I just returned from Haiti, where I was working with women to develop a women's policy platform. In Creole, "nap vanse" means we advance, and it is critical that Haitians move forward together to build a stronger country and a stronger economy.

Every Mother Is a Mother (Chak Manman Se Yon Manman)

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.21.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Haiti's rates are on par with some of the world's highest burdened countries and ranks it as one of the most risky places in the western hemisphere for poor women to give birth.

Displaced Women Demand Justice in Port au Prince

Bill Quigley | Posted 08.30.2011 | Impact
Bill Quigley

The government is using force to try to force thousands to leave camps without providing any place for people to go. The people are fighting back.

Midwifery: A Smart Investment in Haiti

Isobel Coleman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Isobel Coleman

Expanding midwifery and family planning programs to women across Haiti can yield long-term gains that will benefit all Haitians. Let's give the next generation a chance.

Women In Haiti See New Opportunities Post-Earthquake

Huffington Post | Cassandra Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Prior to the January 12 earthquake, almost half of the households in Haiti were exclusively matriarchal, at least in terms of management. Though accus...

Haitian Women: Enter At Center Stage

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Even before the earthquake, a shocking 70% of Haitian women and girls surveyed claimed to have experienced physical, sexual, political or psychological violence.

A Better Future for Haitian Women

Melissa Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Melissa Winkler

After the earthquake hit, thousands of Haitian women and girls suddenly found themselves packed into unsafe camps. The International Rescue Committee is providing much needed supplies to women in Haiti.

Pregnant and Vulnerable: Meeting the Needs of Women in Haiti

UNFPA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

When crisis strikes, women continue to get pregnant and give birth, and they may face rising violence. Humanitarian aid to protect their sexual and reproductive health is urgently needed.