A blog comes in handy at times, like when Nora Schenkel's piece in the New York Times yesterday was not open for comments. "I Came to Haiti to Do Good..." is one of those pieces that elicits mixed feelings for me as I just came from Haiti just last week.…Continue
“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel.
Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…
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Hello dear friends! I am the founder of a non profit organization called INART in Florida State! I am currently studying a masters degree in the European Graduate School on Expressive Arts, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding. I started this adventure one year and a half ago and on december 20th, 2012 we finally got our tax excempt status.
Nevertheless we are in search of our treasurer! It s not a paid job, it is ad honorem participation to build a great organization that will…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
March 8, 2013
On this International Women's Day, we rerun a 2005 piece on one of our greatest heroines, Marie Simone Alexandre. Though she died eight years ago, her life and message remain as powerful and inspirational today as any we know.
"It was thanks to God and Sister Simone." I heard this over and over in the mid-1990s as I was interviewing rape survivors in one of Port-au-Prince's…
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By Beverly Bell
March 5, 2013
Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the…Continue
Today, the Haitian Collective to Defend the Right to Housing commemorates the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Titanyen, the site of the earthquake's mass…Continue
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On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…Continue
Housing activist Reyneld Sanon is beginning a tour to key cities in the United States. The tour will raise awareness about Under Tents, the international campaign for housing rights in Haiti. The campaign is a joint initiative of Haitian grassroots groups and more than 30 international organizations that are demanding a solution for Haiti’s homeless.
The January 2010 earthquake killed an estimated 300,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless. In its wake, survivors…Continue
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Lolis Eric Elie
Interviewed by Beverly Bell
August 28, 2012
Tomorrow, seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina dodged New Orleans, the city will be venturing out to assess Hurricane Isaac’s overnight imprint on its neighborhoods. At the same time, it mourns the ongoing effects of the major flood that has left many parts of the city – especially low-income, African-American parts – devastated.…Continue
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“To those feminists who struggle for a voice and power in the developed world, perhaps you may find liberation in experiencing the power these women inherently possess.”
Imagine your home to be an 8 x 8 tin shack, shared with 6 people, with no windows or light. Imagine the…Continue
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Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has opened a new emergency health referral centre in Haiti, which will celebrate its official launch on Wednesday in conjunction with Haiti’s health ministry.
The move is part of a much-needed campaign to improve conditions in a country where the vast majority…Continue
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I often find that aid blogs tend to criticize much, offer solutions too little. Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of AAE Australia Inc., shares her proposal for the future of aid.
What do you think? Could it work?
And if the answer is no, you’d better be ready to offer your own new idea. Let’s hear it.
Large scale aid intervention in large scale disaster has shown its slowness and its inability to cooperate and effectively intervene in the Haiti 2010…Continue