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Resources on Issues Related to Women in Haiti

Dear Friends at PotoFanm+Fi and World Pulse,

On the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti, I am thinking of you all and also hoping that we will reconvene and move forward together to address the deep-rooted challenges facing women there, including domestic and sexual violence, poverty, and lack of political representation.

Below are some resources coming into my box lately, including a "spiffed-up" Gender Shadow Report, truly our finest hour as a collective. Note also Bev Bell's recent articles, as posted to WP.

With heartfelt wishes for a wonderful new year! Kenbe fem, Janet

"Our Bodies Are Still Trembling": Haitian Women Continue to Fight Against Rape, January 2011 Update:
http://www.madre.org/images/uploads/misc/1294686468_Haiti_Report_FINAL_0...

Human Rights Attorneys and Activists File IACHR Legal Petition on Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Camps for the Displaced:
http://www.madre.org/index/press-room-4/news/human-rights-groups-file-le...

IACHR Sets Unprecedented Recommendations for Haitian Government to Address Wave of Sexual Violence in Displacement Camps:
http://www.potofanm.org/2011/01/iachr-sets-unprecedented.html

Haiti Gender Shadow Report: Ensuring Haitian Women's Participation and Leadership in All Stages of National Relief and Reconstruction (direct link to full 51-page report): http://www..genderaction.org/publications/2010/gsr.pdf

Gender Action Publications: http://www.genderaction.org/regions/lac/Haiti/gsr.html

Haiti - Violence Against Women & Girls - Video
http://www.youtube.com/SayNoToViolence

UN Launches New Campaign Against Rape and Gender Violence:
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35900&Cr=haiti&Cr1

Haiti: Women's Fight Against Rape (MADRE)
Direct Link to Full 43-Page Report:
http://www.madre.org/images/uploads/misc/1280239955_2010.07.26%20-%20HAI...

Haiti: Women and Girls Live in Fear of Rape in Post-Earthquake Camps:
http://www.alertnet.org/db/an_art/59877/2010/07/12-151111-1.htm

Haitian Women and Elections: Presidents, Politics, and Power
http://www.worldpulse.com/user/3953

"The People Must Be Agents of Change:" The Lambi Fund of Haiti
http://www.worldpulse.com/node/31079

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