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Articles with keyword "Haiti"

MADRE Calls for International Solidarity with Haitian Women's Human Rights Defenders under Threat

Posted on: Monday, November 4, 2013

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

On the morning of October 24, 2013, women at the Haitian organization KOFAVIV were targeted with the latest in a series of violent threats. A man, who witnesses indicate was armed, stationed himself outside the KOFAVIV Center. He accosted a KOFAVIV...

LGBT Haitians Targeted with Violence Following Anti-LGBT Demonstration

Posted on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Sexual Rights

Last Friday, July 19 an anti-LGBT demonstration was held in Port-au-Prince. The demonstration was organized and carried out by a self-identified moral and religious coalition of organizations who openly condemned LGBT rights in Haiti and issued threats to the LGBT...

The Long Walk to Freedom: MADRE Statement on the Anniversary of Stonewall

Posted on: Friday, June 28, 2013

Keywords: LGBT, US Policy, Haiti, Latin American Caribbean

MADRE expresses its solidarity and hopes for the future of the LGBT rights movement on the anniversary of Stonewall.

Thank You for Being a Friend of Malya!

Posted on: Monday, December 3, 2012

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

Malya Villard-Appolon (center), 2012 CNN Hero, with her daughter and with Eramithe Delva (right), co-founder of KOFAVIV Thank you—all of your support as for our Haitian partner Malya Villard-Appolon, and her nomination as a CNN Hero, has meant more than I...

Cholera Rages in Haiti: Help Us Respond

Posted on: Monday, April 2, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Women's Health

In Haiti, a cholera epidemic is devastating communities.

MADRE Signs on to Open Letter to the President of Haiti

Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2012

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean

Read a letter MADRE signed demanding justice for crimes against humanity.

Event: A Panel Discussion with MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy Director

Posted on: Friday, December 2, 2011

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

On December 7 MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy Director will participate in a panel about human rights in Haiti.

Tracing MADRE's Human Rights Advocacy for Haitian Women

Posted on: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

Our human rights advocacy strategy helps amplify the priorities of Haitian women for safety, basic services and more. Here's how.

A Visit to Our Sister Organization in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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

This week, MADRE staff is in Haiti to meet with our sister organization KOFAVIV to develop our work together.

MADRE Signs on to Letter Urging Halt to Haiti Deportations

Posted on: Friday, July 15, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean

In January and April of this year, MADRE signed on to a petition calling on the US government to halt deportations to Haiti until conditions in the country had significantly improved. Despite these efforts, deportations continue. Scores...

Building a Better World in 2011 with Your Support

Posted on: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Afghanistan, Palestine

Thank you for taking part in MADRE's 2011 Membership Drive.

Employment Opportunity with MADRE

Posted on: Thursday, May 12, 2011

Keywords: Job, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean

MADRE is now accepting applications for the new staff position of Haiti Coordinator.

Event: "The Way We See It"

Posted on: Monday, April 25, 2011

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

Announcing an upcoming exhibition of Haitian women's photography, opening in New York on the evening of April 28th.

Take Action: Help Stop Deadly Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Friday, April 22, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

MADRE urges the US government to halt deportations of Haitian people.

As Aristide Lands in Haiti, MADRE Upholds His International Right to Return

Posted on: Friday, March 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, US Foreign Policy

Today, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide returned to Haiti after seven years of exile in South Africa. Aristide, the nation’s first democratically elected president, was twice ousted from power with support from the United States. MADRE calls for all members...

Amplify Women's Voices

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Guatemala, Iraq, Sudan, Women Human Rights Defenders, International Women's Day

For 100 years, women worldwide have demonstrated for their rights every March 8. In honor of this 100th International Women’s Day, through the month of March, MADRE is mobilizing 100 people to each give $100 to help secure the rights...

Coalition of Organizations Call on Haiti to Prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier

Posted on: Friday, January 21, 2011

Keywords: Haiti

As organizations concerned with human rights in Haiti, we call on the Government of Haiti to immediately take steps to investigate and prosecute Jean-Claude Duvalier for human rights violations committed during his 1971-86 rule of Haiti. ...

Human Rights Groups Call for Immediate Arrest of Jean-Claude Duvalier

Posted on: Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Keywords: Haiti

Breaking News: Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has been taken into custody by the Haitian police and waits in a courthouse for the decision on whether he will be arrested and what charges he will face. (Tuesday January 18)MADRE endorses the...

A Message To Our Sister Organization KOFAVIV

Posted on: Thursday, January 13, 2011

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

Yesterday, to recognize the year that has passed since Haiti's earthquake and to express our ongoing committment to the women and girls of Haiti who have faced an escalating epidemic of sexual violence since the disaster, we...

Halt Deportations to Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Keywords: Haiti, Latin American and Caribbean, Human Rights Advocacy, Earthquake

MADRE signs on to a letter urging the US government not to resume deportations of Haitian nationals to Haiti

One Year Since the Haiti Earthquake

Posted on: Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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

Read MADRE's one-year update on sexual violence against women and girls in Haiti's displacement camps

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Responds to Demand for Action to End Sexual Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, December 3, 2010

Keywords: Haiti

In October, MADRE was one of a group of advocates and attorneys for displaced women in Haiti to submit a legal petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).  The petition, based on multiple on-the-ground investigations,...

October: All About Haiti

Posted on: Friday, October 29, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, Human Rights Advocacy

This month at MADRE, we saw some major developments in our efforts in Haiti.

UN Health Official Cautions Cholera Outbreak Not Yet Contained

Posted on: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, UN

"I do not think that we have reached the peak of this epidemic."

"We've Been Forgotten"- IJDH new report on conditions in Haiti camps 8 months after the earthquake

Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, Emergency Response, Human Rights Advocacy

The following comes from our friends at the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH)  

Haiti's Earthquake Victims: "We’ve Been Forgotten"Human rights investigation finds desperate conditions in Haiti's tent citiesSeptember 20, 2010; Boston, MA - Eight months after Haiti's...

NYC: Rally to make aid available to the Haitian people

Posted on: Friday, September 24, 2010

Keywords: Haiti, NYC, Event

The following is a message from a coalition of organizations who are mobilizing for Haiti. GIVE THE AID TO THE HAITIAN PEOPLE NOW!   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2010Place:    THE HAITIAN CONSULATE OF NEW YORK                 271 MADISON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY (between 39th...

US Congressional Black Caucus Hears from Haitian Civil-Society Leaders

Posted on: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Keywords: US Foreign Policy, Human Rights Advocacy, Haiti, Earthquake, Economic Justice

MADRE was part of the group that enabled Haitian civil-society members, including Loune Viaud of MADRE partner organizations Zanmi Lasante and Partners in Health, to testify before the Congressional Black Caucus on July 27. This is the first time Haitian...

Rape a Part of Daily Life for Women in Haitian Relief Camps

Posted on: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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

Below is an update from the Ms. Magazine blog  by Gina Ulysse and discusses the work being done by MADRE and our partners in Haiti. Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women’s bodies were still...

New Report Released on Haiti: Our Bodies Are Still Trembling - Haitian Women's Fight Against Rape

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Women's Health, Combating Violence Against Women

Six months after the earthquake in Haiti, we see a continued crisis of safety and security in the displacement camps that has exacerbated the already grave problem of sexual violence. In May and June, MADRE joined delegations coordinated by the...

Event: Focus on Haiti: The Road to Recovery - A Six Month Review

Posted on: Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, US Foreign Policy

Six months after Haiti's devastating earthquake, participants will share with members of the CBC their perspectives on how U.S. policy can best advance Haitian efforts to strengthen housing, agriculture, justice, health, gender equality and overall reconstruction initiatives in post-earthquake Haiti.

Haiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground

Posted on: Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women in Haiti

Prepared for Congressional Briefing Hosted by TransAfrica ForumHaiti Six Months Later: Reports from the Ground Epidemic of Rapes Against Women and Girls in Haiti’s IDP CampsIn the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti,...

MADRE Partner from Haiti Testifies Before the UN Human Rights Council

Posted on: Monday, June 7, 2010

Keywords: UN, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake

Today, Malya Villard-Appolon, a Haitian women’s rights activist and MADRE partner who has lived in the camps for displaced people since the earthquake destroyed her home in January, is testifying before representatives from the Human Rights Council in Geneva.Malya, a...

Post-Earthquake Violence Against Women in Haiti: Failure to Prevent, Protect and Punish

Posted on: Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE is working as part of a coalition of organizations seeking justice for women in Haiti. The coalition submitted the following statement to the UN Human Rights Council for the upcoming session.

Haiti Lawyers Collect Rape Survivor Accounts and Plan Legal Strategy

Posted on: Friday, May 14, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women, Human Rights Advocacy

MADRE partner Maria Suarez of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) wrote about the delegation of human rights lawyers who recently travelled to Haiti to collect the testimony of rape survivors. Lisa Davis, an attorney working with MADRE, was part...

Take Action Now to Stop Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

Posted on: Monday, April 26, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Combating Violence Against Women

Targeting: Major General Gerardo Christian Chaumont (UN Pol, MINUSTAH), Edmond Mulet (UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General), Yukio Takasu (President UN Security Council), Force Commander Major General Luiz Paul Cruz (MINUSTAH), Rashida Manjoo (UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women)...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction: Executive Summary

Posted on: Monday, April 5, 2010

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

The Executive Summary of "Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction," a Gender Shadow Report in response to the 2010 Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). Haiti at a Crossroads On January 12, 2010 the...

Organizing for Haitian Women's Human Rights

Posted on: Friday, April 2, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, Human Rights Advocacy

On Wednesday, March 31, governments gathered at UN headquarters in New York for a major conference on reconstruction in Haiti. On the same day, MADRE organized a press conference as part of a coalition of Haitian and international women's organizations...

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...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

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

An Open Letter to Donors of the Haiti ReconstructionWe are a coalition of women from diverse backgrounds working both on the ground in Haiti and within the international arena. As organizations committed to partnering with Haitian women to ensure their...

Forthcoming: Gender Shadow Report on Haiti Post-Disaster Needs Assessment

Posted on: Friday, March 19, 2010

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

In recent weeks, Haitian government officials and global stakeholders representatives have worked to draft a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) to serve as a blueprint for Haiti’s reconstruction. Although the PDNA is comprised of eight themes: governance, productive sectors, social sectors,...

Haiti NGO Letter to the Donors' Conference

Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Keywords: Human Rights Advocacy, Latin America & Caribbean, Haiti, Economic Development, Emergency Relief

MADRE joined organizations from around the world in calling on the Donors' Conference on Haiti to adopt a human rights-based approach to rebuilding Haiti. Attendees of the conference include: United States, Canada, France, Japan, EU (presidency with Spain until July...

A Video from International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, March 12, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

On March 8, women gathered in Haiti for a tribute to the women activists who died during the earthquake on January 12, 2010. Earlier this week, María Suárez Toro, of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE), sent us a description...

Haiti: Women's Health Delegation Continues to Provide Support to Haitian Clinic

Posted on: Thursday, March 11, 2010

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

The women's health delegation is still in Haiti. New volunteers arrived at the end of February, relieving members of the volunteer team who had arrived immediately following the earthquake. The maternity ward has been moved to a larger part of...

International Women's Day in Haiti

Posted on: Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

María Suárez Toro, of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE), sent us this description of the International Women's Day event that took place in Haiti. The event was in part organized by our partners from the Feminist International Solidarity Camp.  It’s...

Women Worldwide Will Honor the Lives of Feminist Leaders Who Died in Haiti's Earthquake

Posted on: Friday, March 5, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Earthquake, International Womens Day

MARCH 8TH, CENTENARY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2010Honoring the lives of feminist Haitian leaders who died in the massive earthquake on January 12th, will be the focus of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2010, which is also the 100th anniversary...

Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership Are Institutionalized in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction

Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

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

MADRE is working with our partners in Haiti and with a coalition of women's organizations to ensure that Haitian women's human rights are upheld in all of the relief and reconstruction programs being undertaken in Haiti. The coalition submitted this...

Bringing Aid to a Young Mother in Haiti

Posted on: Friday, February 26, 2010

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

MADRE is working with the Feminist Solidarity Camp (a international network of women's rights organizations) to distribute supplies to women, children and families in Haiti.Our teams provided tents and plastic roofing to Dr. Pape of GHESKIO so that he could...

Bachelet with women's organizations in Haiti: Actions to unite and reinforce the organization of women

Posted on: Thursday, February 25, 2010

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

Update by María Suárez Toro of the Feminist International Radio Endeavor (FIRE) in partnership with the Feminist Solidarity Camp. “I’m not going to defend the women of Haiti by being president, but by being a woman convinced of the importance...

Event: A Voice for Ayiti

Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Event, International Womens Day

Join MADRE and MADRE members at a benefit event for relief work in Haiti.HarmoNYom in association with Drom & WKCR 89.9 FM Present "A VOICE FOR AYITI"An incredible BENEFIT CONCERT On MONDAY MARCH 8 From 6:00 PM to MIDNIGHT(International Women's...

Policy Recommendations to Address Critical Security Concerns and Needs of Women Human Rights Defenders in Haiti

Posted on: Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keywords: Economic Justice, Environmental Justice, Haiti, Latin America and Caribbean, Emergency Relief, Earthquake, Women Human Rights Defenders

A position statement from the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition. MADRE is a member of this coalition.POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS TO ADDRESS CRITICAL SECURITY CONCERNS AND NEEDS OF WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS IN HAITI  IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 12 JANUARY...

Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti

Posted on: Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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

In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks. Through it all, we...

Hospital in Port-au-Prince Open to Earthquake Survivors

Posted on: Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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

MADRE is working with Partners in Health to support Zanmi Lasante as they continue providing emergency care for the earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince and for those who have managed to flee the city.At HUEH, the general hospital in Port-au-Prince, there...

Emergency in Haiti! Please send humanitarian aid

Posted on: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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

The worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti yesterday, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The quake struck near the capital of Port-au-Prince, the most densely populated part of Haiti. MADRE has activated an emergency response through our...

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