Speaking Out against Anti-LGBTI Violence in Haiti

As violence against LGBTI people surged in Haiti, MADRE worked closely with our partners to track these human rights violations and advance a strategy to confront them. We’re glad to see that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), a regional human rights body, seized the moment to put out this statement: The Inter-American Commission […]

Helping Hands Reach Out to Haiti

Since the beginning of this year, Helping Hands has already received over 100 packages from around the world containing contacts, toiletries, school supplies, and medicine. Each donation we receive helps communities meet their immediate needs, aiding in their ability to carry on their extraordinary work to advance woman’s human rights. We work closely with our […]

“Haiti has to live. Haiti, you must live.”

Today is the 3rd anniversary of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 300,000 people and left more than a million more homeless. Our partners at KOFAVIV have released a statement; we share it with you below. A day like no other, an unforgettable day, a day of mourning, a day of […]

The Aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac in Haiti’s IDP Camps

Over the weekend, our partners at KOFAVIV visited various displacement camps in and around Port-au-Prince to evaluate the damage done by Tropical Storm Isaac.  The heavy rains and strong winds uprooted trees and flooded homes. Most of the residents’ tents did not make it through Friday night’s storm; plastic tarps, clothes, and other belongings were […]

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a CNN Hero!

Our Haitian partner, Malya Villard-Appolon, is one of this year’s CNN Heroes! Malya is the co-founder of MADRE’s Haitian sister organization KOFAVIV. For years, Malya has helped survivors of sexual violence to access medical care, shelter, legal counsel and psychological support. Her work became even more vital after the earthquake triggered a surge in this […]

New Report Underscores Importance of Addressing Sexual Violence in Haiti

A new report on the high level of sexual violence against displaced women and girls in Haiti has just been released. The report was authored by our friends at NYU Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Global Justice Clinic (GJC). Its findings link the high levels of rape to a […]

Sexual Exploitation in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Two years ago on January 12, an earthquake devastated Haiti. The drastic increase in sexual violence in displacement camps has been well-documented since the disaster. But another face of the epidemic has emerged as a pressing issue: the sexual exploitation of displaced women and girls. Lack of economic opportunity and the loss of community and […]

Light the Way with a Solar Light Bulb for a Haitian Woman

MADRE is working with Gift of Light for Haiti to provide solar lights to women and families living in displacement camps. The bulbs will be sent to MADRE’s sister organization KOFAVIV. Please use this link to purchase a solar light bulb to ensure it goes directly to KOFAVIV: http://www.americangreeninternational.com/AG/MADREStore.html Product Description: Your gift will provide […]

Interview with KOFAVIV Co-Founder Eramithe Delva on Violence against Women in Haiti

In commemoration of the 16 Days against Gender-Based Violence campaign, we spoke with Eramithe Delva, the co-founder of MADRE’s Haitian sister organization KOFAVIV. Watch the video below to hear her speak about why November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 days, is important to […]