MADRE Statements

Event: A Call for the Inclusion of Haitian Women in International Donor Meeting

Posted on: Friday, March 26, 2010

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

As donor nations gather in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti, Haitian women are demanding that their voices be heard in all phases of the deliberation.  To amplify their call, a coalition of Haitian and international women’s organizations will hold a public event.

Who:

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian writer and activist
Marie St. Cyr, Haitian human rights advocate, Board Member for MADRE, and Board President of the Lambi Fund of Haiti
When: Wednesday March 31, 1:15pm – 3:00pm
Where: Boss Rm., 8th Floor, Church Center | 44th Street & 1st Ave, New York, NY

MADRE calls for a human rights-based approach to reconstruction and supports Haitian women’s call for policies that reflect the needs of Haiti’s poor majority, not the financial interests of donor countries.

To read and sign an open letter to donor nations, click here.

For more information, email madre@madre.org or call 212-627-0444.

Click here to download a flyer for this event.


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