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Edwidge Danticat: Return to Haiti

Internationally acclaimed author and memoirist on her homeland, post-disaster. Read More »

"Recovery efforts can learn a lot from the way women have been recovering for years—from droughts, from floods, from hurricanes."

Haiti: Honoring the Ancestors

Port-au-Prince, Haiti: It’s September, nearly nine months after the massive January 12 earthquake that leveled the capital in a 30-second spasm, irrevocably altering Haiti’s present and future. Read More »

"Haitian women carry the burden of the country on their heads."

Michaelle Jean | General Governor of Canada

PHOTO ESSAY: Documenting the Lives of Girls in Haiti

In the 1300 tent cities scattered across post-earthquake Haiti, young girls are coming of age amidst threats of sexual violence, rampant disease, and makeshift living conditions. Photographer Nadia Todres visited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground. Read More »

Deliver "Dignity and Action" Kits to Haiti's Adolescent Girls

BY ANNE-CHRISTINE D’ADESKY

While the global outpouring of help and funds for Haiti’s earthquake survivors has been historic—one in of five Americans apparently responded—adolescent girls have been overlooked in relief efforts. Read More »

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Haitian Women and Elections: Presidents, Politics, and Power

Reconstructing Haiti is not about buildings, projects, or money. It’s about power, about who gets to control what the future Haiti looks like. … Read More»

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Bearing Witness: Girls and Women in Haiti’s Camps

When Didi Bertrand Farmer returned to Haiti, she was unprepared for what she saw in the tent cities: an increase in sexual violence; mothers forced to leave their vulnerable daughters; young girls, pregnant as a result of rape. Read More »

"In Haiti, women are the centerpost—the potomitan—of our families and society."

SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti—Why Vote for a Woman?

We interviewed the two women who represent the pink vote in Haiti's presidential election—plus one who didn't make the electoral cut—to ask, "Why should Haitian women vote for you?" Read More »

"A woman truly understands women’s problems."

Josette Bijou

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Rape in Haiti: Where Is The International Community?

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Surviving in Haiti

Haiti is a reminder of a lesson we in New Orleans got after Hurricane Katrina and the broken levees: the capacity of humanity to survive, sustain culture, and create joy – no matter the external circu … Read More»

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Citizen Protests, Government Repression Mount in Haiti

“I came to protest so we can find a solution. Misery is killing me,” said Mascarie Sainte-Anne, 70, at the edge of a rally in front of Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive’s office on October 12. … Read More»

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