Why is global women’s safety placed at bottom of list with relief action?

Why is global women’s safety placed at bottom of list with relief action?

Marcy Hersh for Refugees International – WNN SOAPBOX (RI) Port-au-Prince, Haiti, CARIBBEAN, AMERICAS: There is always a convenient excuse. In Haiti, we don’t have the time. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, we don’t have the funding. In the Syrian refugee response, we don’t have the experts. Somehow, there is always a pat answer […]

Fight against Haiti’s cholera brings new insights to battle the disease

Fight against Haiti’s cholera brings new insights to battle the disease

WNN Breaking (WNN) Port-au-Prince, HAITI, AMERICAS – CARIBBEAN: New insights are coming in with the fight to stop cholera in Haiti says PLOS – Public Library of Science, a consortium of global experts on science and health. Even after consorted efforts to block the spread of the disease in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake […]

HAITI: Tougher legislation coming soon for victims of sexual violence

HAITI: Tougher legislation coming soon for victims of sexual violence

Anastasia Moloney – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/Trustlaw) PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti is putting the finishing touches on new legislation to tackle a scourge of post-quake sexual violence in a country where rape has only been a crime since 2005 and rights groups say enforcement is sporadic at best. The new laws, if passed, aim to provide a […]

Data finds use of Twitter speeded reports on cholera outbreak Haiti

Data finds use of Twitter speeded reports on cholera outbreak Haiti

WNN MDG Stories (WNN) Port-au-Prince, HAITI: The informal information source Twitter was yielding data that would have been a quicker way of detecting and tracking the deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti than traditional methods, according to a study. The study found that online social media and news feeds were faster than, and broadly as accurate […]

“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, […]

Haiti Father & Daughter

Haiti Father & Daughter

WNN Photos A Haitian father carries is daughter in search of safety. (WNN) HAITI: A father carries his daughter on his shoulders as their city flee rising waters in search of shelter. Heavy rain caused flooding of residents homes in Cité Soleil, Haiti. Tropical storm Noel left thousands homeless. The devastation from the storm has […]

Haitian Women Cross Border to Give Birth

Haitian Women Cross Border to Give Birth

Lauren Gilger – Florida Center Investigative Report – Monday, 29 August 2011 (originally published 22Aug) JIMANI, Dominican Republic — A doctor sits on the porch of her clinic, the only one in Jimani, the Dominican city that serves as the busiest border crossing between Haiti and its neighbor. Suddenly, one of the bikes kicks up […]

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Anti-rape legal experts mobilize for change in Haiti

Lys Anzia – WNN Features Images of Port-au-Prince, Haiti under massive death, destruction and rubble are starting to fade from the media, but conditions of squalor and psychological aftershocks remain as Haiti deals with a persistent crisis – an ongoing sexual violence directed against innocent women and girls. Releasing a strategic plan for family housing […]

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

  Able to quickly reach a well-developed network of women throughout the country, an alternative banking system performs while the Haitian economy is in shambles Peggy Simpson – WNN Features in partnership with the WMC – Women’s Media Center A micro-credit program and banking system for more than 200,000 women in Haiti has come to […]