“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
The protection of women and girls in camps for people displaced by the earthquake which devastated Haiti last January
Two weeks ago, Natalie sat across from me in a crowded camp of displaced earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, wrap
"I'm going to do everything possible to raise my daughter. My daughter is my future.
The United Nations is launching a campaign to combat the rape of Haitian earthquake victims living in camps for the h
Eight months after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, having no home is still not the hardest thing to bear.
A small group of women in colorful shirts, jeans and skirts stand in a circle, singing and clapping.
Some are ambushed as they return from washing themselves or in their flimsy tents in the middle of the night, others
Today, the American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S.
On our first day in Haiti, grassroots women's organizations -- including our sister organization KOFAVIV -- stood up
Earlier this month, I traveled to Port-au-Prince as a part of a GFW delegation to learn about the current situation o
Prior to the January 12 earthquake, almost half of the households in Haiti were exclusively matriarchal, at least in
Even after the aftershocks of the devastating Jan. 12 quake subsided, women's bodies were still trembling in Haiti.
More than six months after Port-au-Prince was leveled by the January 12 earthquake, hundreds of thousands of displace
Today, MADRE staff members begin a three-day fact-finding mission to Haiti, gathering evidence on post-disaster viola
“Recovery in Haiti is one of the most complex humanitarian and development challenges in modern times.”
Yesterday marked one half year since an earthquake flattened Port-au-Prince.
Something that gets lost in all the coverage of the Haiti earthquake is how people on the ground organize in the face
Nearly six months after the earthquake in Haiti, those of us involved in the UN humanitarian response are still strug
Living under tents, female survivors of the earthquake may no longer be openly mourning the tragic loss of their husb
Cendra Guillaume walks into the dusty depot of manly machines, passes fellow female workers, and steps into the front
On June 30th the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) held a special policy dialogue on “The role of women in c
“Sexual Assaults Add to Miseries of Haiti's Ruins” (front page, June 24) was timely.
Five months after the earthquake, security in Haiti's refugee camps remains dire.
The 22-year-old woman, wearing a gauzy blue dress that she had changed into after her release, spoke in a whispery vo
On a quest to find a new project for the University of Virginia School of Law's International Human Rights Clinic, cl
The list of what needs to be fixed in Haiti is distressingly long, and progress has been frustratingly slow.
A loose-knit coalition of 106 organizations called Femmes Citoyennes Haiti Solidaire, or Women Citizens Haiti United,
Bangladesh's first female contingent to be deployed to an UN peacekeeping mission arrived today (1 June) in quake-rav
IT'S normal, an aid worker told her, not to menstruate after suffering severe trauma such as enduring an earthquake.
Haitian women have been increasingly vocal and active in social, political, and economic issues since the fall of the
Thousands of women living in temporary camps around Haiti are threatened by sexual violence and have inadequate prote
Rape in wartime is a scar on modern society that must be stamped out by ending impunity and changing men's attitudes
What do women fishing, school building and better farming skills have to do with U.S. national security?
Hundreds of thousands of Haitian families are sleeping on the streets of Port-au-Prince.
The voices of Haitian women and their families were highlighted at a side event in relation to the Commission on the
The quake claimed the lives of Haiti's best-known feminist activists.
It is with tremendous sadness that UNIFEM learned about the deaths of several women leaders from governmental and civ
Amnesty International called on the United Nations to put in place measures for the protection of human rights and th