GATHER Alumni Focus on Women’s Issues

On Thursday, September 5th, the Goldin Institute hosted its first ever women’s-focused joint discussion with GATHER’s global alumni as well as Chicago Peace Fellows. A lively and informative conversation unfolded over 90 minutes with GATHER alumnus Michelle Kuiper, Yale University researcher and field consultant Jillian Foster, as well as St. Louis, Missouri-based Pamela Merritt of… Continue reading GATHER Alumni Focus on Women’s Issues

Ending Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

The Goldin Institute believes in the power of communities coming together to build their own solutions and determine their own futures. Key to our achieving our mission is ensuring that voices and perspectives that are often excluded from the discussion—often women—are heard and included. From combatting gender-based violence in Haiti to improving microcredit in Bangladesh,… Continue reading Ending Gender-Based Violence in Haiti

New Findings in Gender Violence in Haiti

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has released a new report with findings on how significant gender-based violence hinders development in Haiti. This piece summarizes some of the more significant discoveries made by the report.  Unfortunately, these findings are not entirely surprising and… Continue reading New Findings in Gender Violence in Haiti

Rape Accountability and Prevention in Haiti

Executive Summary of the Project Since the Jan. 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, women and girls living in the internally displaced persons camps face alarming rates of rape and other forms of gender-based violence. In many camps, the rate of gender-based violence has exploded to three times pre-earthquake levels. In the year since the earthquake,… Continue reading Rape Accountability and Prevention in Haiti

Community Based Oral Testimony

Community Based Oral Testimony Rethinking Research from the Perspective of Community Experience In debates on development, the voices of those it affects the most are often conspicuously absent.  Our strategy for bringing their voices back in was simple: we decided to ask them. We adopted a strategy known as “oral testimony” which relies on extended… Continue reading Community Based Oral Testimony