Where Are the Women in Haiti's Reconstruction?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Equality Now; Gender and Disaster Network; Groots International; Huairou Commission; Lambi Fund of Haiti; MADRE; Observatoire sur le développement régional et l'analyse différenciée selon les sexes (ORÉGAND); Poto M

Women and gender issues were glaring in their absence from the March 31st Haiti International Donors' Conference held in New York when billions of dollars were pledged to finance Haiti's reconstruction. Haiti's National Plan of Action, the blueprint guiding reconstruction efforts and resource allocation, was based on a Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA). The PDNA resulted from a two month process led by the Government of Haiti and involving more than 250 people from the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and the Inter-American Development Bank. Despite this large scale effort, the resulting PDNA failed to address gender dimensions of Haiti's proposed strategies for reconstructing macroeconomic, social, environmental policies, as well as infrastructure and governance.

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Haiti Gender Shadow Report 2010 - Preliminary Version