Fall 2010 Speaking Tour: Haiti

Beyond Reconstruction: Women's Human Rights, Community Involvement and the Future of Haiti

Fall 2010

Join MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, and the Lambi Fund of Haiti, supporting peasant-led community groups, for a Fall 2010 speaking tour addressing women's human rights and social justice in Haiti.

Haitian women are demanding a voice in their country's reconstruction. Hear about their perspectives and priorities and learn how human rights can be applied to rebuild Haiti on a more sustainable and just foundation.
Marie Saint CyrYifat Susskind

Marie Saint Cyr, board member of MADRE and Lambi Fund
Marie Saint Cyr is a native Haitian who has worked with social justice organizations in the US for several decades. Trained as a social worker, Marie has concentrated much of her work on programs offering support to women and families affected by HIV and AIDS. She has also been active in programs for women's health, child abuse and neglect research, and formerly incarcerated women. She currently works with Haitian organizations to support ongoing health programs, reconstruction efforts and social justice organizing.

Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of MADRE
Yifat Susskind works to make human rights a reality for all people. Before joining the staff of MADRE, she was part of a joint Israeli-Palestinian human rights organization in Jerusalem, using journalism, advocacy and political organizing in her work for peace. At MADRE, Yifat has worked with women's human rights activists from Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to create programs in their communities to address violence against women, economic development, climate change and armed conflict. This experience informs her extensive writing on US foreign policy and international issues. Yifat enables audiences to grasp the real-life impacts of their government's policies on women and families around the world, offering people concrete ways to take positive action.

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women's organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights.

The Lambi Fund of Haiti works to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti, with the goal of helping strengthen civil society as a necessary foundation of democracy and the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.

To arrange a speaking engagement, or if you have any questions, please contact us at speakers@madre.org or (212) 627-0444. We look forward to hearing from you.