Michaëlle Jean – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerful example of a woman that can rise above extraordinary circumstance and achieve leadership at the top of her class. Throughout the life of this woman, her prevailing mission has been for the betterment of the lives of those around her, within her scope and beyond. Starting out in journalism, writing of the world moving through life to the highest of stations, this woman will always be celebrated at a human of … [Read more...]

World Bank endorses new 2-year strategy for Haiti

The World Bank Board of Directors this week endorsed a new two-year strategy for Haiti that will continue to reduce the population's vulnerability to disasters, provide 1.5 million people with cholera education, prevention and treatment, and support the repair and reconstruction of houses so that 45,000 people can return to safe homes. The strategy will also improve access to electricity for 600,000 people and finance tuition of 100,000 children per year. According to a World Bank press … [Read more...]

Haiti: Efforts to improve Women’s Access to Justice and Security

On a small peninsula between two bays on the northern coast of Haiti, the village of Le Borgne shelters the Asosyasyon Famn de Boy (AFB), Creole for the Women’s Association of Le Borgne. Supported by UN Women, the association helps women survivors of gender-based violence to access medical and legal care. Six hours drive from the capital Port-au-Prince, Le Borgne was spared from Haiti’s recent disasters, but has also been largely ignored by the inflow of international assistance that has … [Read more...]

HAITI 2012 – Women and Girl’s Rights, REBUILD Globally

  REBUILD Globally     Women’s and Girls’ Rights High rates of sexual violence existed before the earthquake, but the precarious safety and economic situation after the earthquake has left some women and girls even more vulnerable to such abuse. Many women lost their homes and livelihoods in the quake and now live in informal settlements or rely on host families for shelter. The UN and HNP have increased their security presence in some camps, and the UN Population … [Read more...]

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