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Articles with keyword "Haiti"

Understanding Iraq's New Civil War: A Women's Rights Perspective

Posted on: Monday, June 30, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Iraq, Latin American and Caribbean, Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women

Iraq has been pitched into a new civil war. After a lightning-quick advance, an extremist Sunni group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now controls much of northern and western Iraq. ISIS immediately moved to impose its...

Sexual Violence in Conflict: Documentation for Justice

Posted on: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Keywords: Sexual Rights, Combating Violence Against Women, Guatemala, Latin America and Caribbean, Peace Building, Middle East, Africa, Haiti

Violence against women is one of the most widespread abuses of human rights. It happens all over the world and takes many forms, devastating the women who are targeted,

MADRE Supports Survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict:  In the former Yugoslavia,...

Indigenous Women and the Move towards the SDGs

Posted on: Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Keywords: Indigenous Rights, Latin America and Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia. Combating Violence Against Women, Environmental Justice. Peace Building, Women's Health, Economic Justice, UN, Haiti

In 2000, all member countries of the United Nations pledged to achieve eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015 – a target date that is rapidly approaching.  These goals aim to tackle some of the most pressing threats of our...

Four Years After the Earthquake, Haitian Women Continue to Feel the Impact

Posted on: Monday, January 13, 2014

Keywords: Haiti, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Reproductive Rights, Women's Health, Earthquake

On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and devastated the lives of millions who survived. Below, MADRE reflects on the immediate needs of Haitian women and girls after the tragedy, the progress...

Hear Their Stories of Survival

Posted on: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women

It’s been three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti, but what only lasted seconds has continued to reverberate for young girls there. Many were orphaned by the disaster and left to fend for themselves in the dangerous, overcrowded camps....

MADRE and Partners Advance LGBT Rights in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, LGBT

MADRE and grassroots partners document human rights violations and work towards LGBT rights in Haiti.

Moving Women's Rights from Paper to Practice in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Posted on: Sunday, May 26, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

The locations may differ, but the stories are terribly similar. Armed intruders break into a woman’s home and threaten her life for speaking out against human rights violations. Women band together in defense of a friend facing violence from her...

Pending Landmark Legislation in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Human Rights Advocacy

After disaster, women confront an escalated danger of violence, including rape and sexual assault. This was the reality faced by thousands of Haitian women and girls after the 2010 earthquake. KOFAVIV, a MADRE partner, is an organization founded by and for...

From Haiti with Love: Words of Support Through the Storm

Posted on: Thursday, November 1, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Here in New York City, we have weathered an overwhelming storm. Throughout the region, streets and homes lie in ruin. Many of us are without electricity and water. The infrastructure we took for granted is gone, and it is hard...

Vote to Make Our Haitian Partner CNN's Hero of the Year!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women

Help Malya. Help the Women of Haiti. Your vote brings Malya one step closer to winning $250,000 to support life-saving programs for women and girls in Haiti. Click here to vote for Malya! Here’s what else you can do to help! Spread the...

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a Top 10 CNN Hero!

Posted on: Thursday, September 20, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women

Our Haitian partner, Malya Villard-Appolon, has been named one of the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012! Go here to read her and KOFAVIV's message of support to those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. For years, Malya has helped survivors of sexual...

Haitian Partner Malya Villard-Appolon Named a CNN Hero!

Posted on: Friday, April 27, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence against Women

Malya is one of this year's CNN Heroes. Watch her feature on CNN here.

Many Voices: Combining International Human Rights Advocacy and Grassroots Activism to End Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Combating Violence Against Women, Women's Health

On January 12, 2010, less than one minute of violent shaking took over 200,000 lives in Haiti and rendered more than one million more homeless. The reverberations of the earthquake are still being felt.

Haiti's Women Face Echoes of a Violent Past

Posted on: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Avocacy

The current epidemic of sexual violence is rooted in a history of violence against women.

Virtual Briefing on Sexual Exploitation in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Sexual Rights, Human Rights Advocacy

Listen to a recording to hear the authors discuss their report on sexual exploitation in Haiti and take questions from listeners.

Sexual Exploitation in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, January 12, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Avocacy

Learn more about a report detailing the impact of sexual exploitation on displaced women and girls.

A Blueprint for Ending Sexual Violence after Disaster

Posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Peace Building, Human Rights Avocacy

After disaster, women face an increased risk of violence, including rape and sexual assault

It's Hurricane Season Again, But This Time It Can Be Different

Posted on: Friday, June 24, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

Hurricane season begins this month, and in Haiti's displacement camps, people have begun to look fearfully toward the skies.

New York Times Editorial Shines a Light on Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 4, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Combating Violence Against Women, Earthquake

Today, the New York Times published an editorial about the crisis of sexual violence in the displacement camps in Haiti and about the work of our sister organization, KOFAVIV, to offer urgent care to rape survivors. We applaud the New...

Aid is Power. Who Do You Want to Empower?

Posted on: Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

In the immediate aftermath of a catastrophe like the earthquake in Haiti, you’re focused on one question: How can I help? It’s the right question, but the answer isn’t always what it seems. Many people assume that donating to a...

After the Quake, Depend on Women

Posted on: Friday, January 15, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Editor’s Note: MADRE, an international women's human rights group, is working with the Haitian relief organization, Zanmi Lasante, to bring humanitarian aid into the country overland from the Dominican Republic.   In the wake of disasters like the catastrophic earthquake...

Haiti's Unnatural Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, September 11, 2008

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief

We've been doing all we can this week to get emergency support to our partner organizations in Haiti. Haiti—the poorest in the hemisphere—has been slammed by four major storms in the past month. More than 1,000 people have...

Misery in the Name of Democracy: The US Works Elections in Iraq, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, December 1, 2005

Keywords: Iraq, Latin America and Caribbean, Middle East, Haiti

The Bush Administration is touting Iraq's December 15 election as a giant leap forward for freedom guaranteed to ignite fervor for democracy across the entire Middle East. But closer to home, the Administration has discovered that democracy has created a...

Abducting Democracy: A MADRE Statement on Haiti's 33rd Coup d'Etat

Posted on: Monday, March 1, 2004

Keywords: Peace Building, Latin America and Caribbean, Haiti

On February 29, 2004, Haiti's first democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, was overthrown for the second time in 13 years. The opposition gangs that placed millions of Haitians under siege are armed with sophisticated weapons, including US-made M-16s...

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