Today marks the 12th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, which caused large-scale destruction to the country’s capital, Port Au Prince. It is a date Haitians will never forget; the day they experienced one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history, an earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter scale. As the country… Continue reading Rebuilding in Haiti: Reflections on the 12th Anniversary of the Earthquake
By Malya Villard Appolon, Goldin Global Associate, Haiti We are raising our voices on the 10th anniversary of a date Haitians will never forget – January 12, 2010 – when Haiti experienced one of the worst natural disasters in our nation’s history, an earthquake registering 7.0 on the Richter scale. In 7 seconds, thousands of… Continue reading Stand With Us In Haiti
International Women’s Day is a particularly relevant moment for us, as it coincides with our founding 15 years ago. Since that day, we have struggled to fight for the rights of women and girls who have suffered from sexual and gender-based violence through the Commission of Women Victims for Victims (KOFAVIV) in Haiti. International Women’s… Continue reading Can We Talk About “Celebrating” International Women’s Day?
On behalf of KOFAVIV, the Commission of Women Victims for Victims, I want to share this update and our appreciation with the global network of partners of the Goldin Institute. Thanks to your support, I am pleased to report that we have successfully moved more than twenty women who were under immediate threat to safety.… Continue reading Haiti Update: Moving Women to Safety
In recent weeks, the threats to the Commission of Women Victims for Victims team (KOFAVIV), and the women whom they serve have only become more treacherous in the face of increased gang violence, and shootings. Nearly two dozen women have been assaulted in the brewing climate of political instability with half that number still stranded at KOFAVIV’s… Continue reading Continuing the Fight Against Gender-Based Violence
Next week will mark the 5th Anniversary of the Haitian Earthquake. Although in and of itself this is a sad occasion to have to commemorate, today we were reminded of the many glimmers of hope to build upon, while speaking to our Global Associate from Port-au-Prince, Malya Villard-Appolon. While reflecting on this anniversary, Malya discussed… Continue reading As We Approach An Important Anniversary
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