Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Haitian women take rebuilding into their own hands

Hans-Ulrich Dillmann – DW – Thursday, 17 January 2013 (originally published 10 Jan) After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, women, especially, joined forces to rebuild without waiting for the weak state to step in. Three years on, their work is far from over. “When it rains, it’s quickly flooded here,” says Jacqueline Dovielle, pointing to […]

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

After Sandy, Haiti Faces Massive Food Shortage

Alex Johnston – Epoch Times – Wednesday, 21 November 2012 (originally published 14 Nov) Hurricane Sandy, Tropical Storm Isaac, and a drought have left Haiti reeling, even as the impoverished nation is still picking up the pieces after early 2010’s devastating earthquake. Now, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) warns that 1.5 million residents […]

“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

Alexis Erkert – Other Worlds Are Possible – Monday, 26 December 2011 (originally published 20 Dec)  Iderle Brénus Gerbier has worked with many peasant organizations in support of women rights’ and food sovereignty. She is a member of the Haitian National Network for Food Security and Sovereignty (RENHASSA), campaign coordinator for Food Sovereignty in Haiti, […]

Hard Lessons for American Midwife Volunteer in Haiti

Hard Lessons for American Midwife Volunteer in Haiti

Jenny Asarnow – PRI’s The World – Tuesday, 15 November 2011 (originally published 08 Nov) Haiti is in desperate need of skilled medical workers, a need exacerbated by last year’s earthquake. Many Americans have volunteered to help, but in a place where basic needs go unmet and security is tenuous, those volunteers can find that […]