All Blog Posts Tagged 'Haiti' (43)

Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict? First, Understanding It

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, co-hosted in London this week by British…

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Added by Viola Gienger on June 10, 2014 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Dialogue: Calming Hot Spots Calls for Structure and Skill

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Maria Jessop and Alison Milofsky

Dialogue has been around as long as humans faced with a crisis have gathered in circles to talk.…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

GENDER EQUITY FOR RURAL HAITIAN WOMEN: AN INTERVIEW WITH KETTLY ALEXANDRE OF THE PEASANT MOVEMENT OF PAPAY

TAGS - Haiti, social movements, gender, rural issues, women's rights, peasant movements, latin America, community organizing

Interviewed by Beverly Bell, Edited by Jessica Hsu



April 22, 2014

 

The Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) is one of the largest small-farmer associations in Haiti with 70,000 members, of whom close to half are women. MPP was founded in…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on April 22, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments

How can external providers of assistance insure that aid meets the needs of the population?

This blog post was originally posted on our bog CDA Perspectives, November 26, 2013

Haiti to Haiyan: Three Part Guidance Note Series on Effective Disaster Response. This is part 3 of the series. Part 1 can be found …

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Added by CDA on January 14, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

How can disaster response contribute to long-term development?

This blog post was originally posted on our bog CDA Perspectives, November 18, 2013

Haiti to Haiyan: Three Part Guidance Note Series on Effective Disaster Response

How can disaster response contribute to long-term development?

Key lessons from Rising from the Ashes: Development…

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Added by CDA on January 14, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

How can we prevent humanitarian aid from worsening contexts?

This blog post was originally posted on our bog CDA Perspectives, November 19, 2013

Haiti to Haiyan: Three Part Guidance Note Series on Effective Disaster Response. This is part 2 of the series. Part 1 can be found HERE.

How can we prevent humanitarian aid from worsening contexts?

Key Lessons…

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Added by CDA on January 14, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Community Peacebuilders Graduate from School Partnering with USIP

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By USIP Staff

The first class of students benefitting from a unique partnership between Future Generations Graduate School and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) graduated at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 11, a milestone in USIP’s efforts to expand peacebuilding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

“Internationalism between Peoples”: Dessalines Brigade Wins the U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Award

Interview by Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

 

Jose Luis Patrola is a history professor, farmer, and member of the Brazilian land reform group, the Rural Landless Workers’ Movement, or MST. He lived in Haiti for three years as part of the Dessalines Brigade, an exchange of…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Growing Strength to Grow Food: Haitian Farmers Win Annual U.S. Food Sovereignty Alliance Prize

By Beverly Bell, Other Worlds

The US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) works to end poverty, rebuild local food economies, and assert democratic control over the food system. As a US-based alliance of food justice, anti-hunger, labor, environmental, faith-based, and food producer groups, the USFSA upholds the right to food as a basic human right and works to connect US struggles to the international movement for food sovereignty.

Next week, the USFSA is awarding…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

FACING OFF: THE INTEGRATION OF CAPITAL V. THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLES IN THE AMERICAS

from a speech by João Pedro Stédile,

Co-coordinator of the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil

Edited by Beverly Bell

João Pedro Stédile, second from left, speaks to the Peasant Movement of Papay in Haiti. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

BlazeSports – Haiti Sport Diplomacy Cultural Exchange Experience

On Friday, May 24th, the staff of BlazeSports America will be welcoming 18 Haitian’s to America as they arrive to participate in the annual BlazeCamp in Warm Springs, Georgia as part of the Department of State – Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs – Sport Diplomacy program. The group of Haitians includes 12 youth with varying disabilities as well six leaders that have gone through previous leadership trainings with BlazeSports funded by USAID and UN Office of Sport for Development…

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Added by Sherrill Hayes on May 24, 2013 at 12:21pm — No Comments

I just came from Haiti too...

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.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 17, 2013 at 9:02am — 2 Comments

'Haiti is Freedom,' My Friend Told Me. That Was News To Me. - Cross Posted from usip.org

“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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Added by Amanda Munroe on April 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

INART, Inc. in Florida State is looking for a Treasurer for the Board of Directors

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…

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Added by Sylvia Ketelhohn Gron on April 3, 2013 at 5:49pm — No Comments

SISTER SIMONE: EULOGY FOR A HAITIAN HEROINE

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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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 8, 2013 at 1:23pm — No Comments

A TALE OF TWO NGO’S: IN HAITI, DISASTER AID OR AID DISASTER?

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 5, 2013 at 11:31am — 2 Comments

Haiti Earthquake: What are the Memories? Where are the Lessons?

Photo caption: Crosses pay tribute to the victims of the 2010 earthquake in Titanyen. Photo by Ben Depp (2011)

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on January 11, 2013 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Human Rights Day: Under Tents issues statement on forced evictions in Haiti

Residents of Camp Django protest eviction with a sit-in blocking one side of Route Delmas. Photo by Ben Depp

On the 64th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on December 10, 2012 at 10:18am — 3 Comments

The storm’s a-comin’

I’m quickly writing this post before the 100-mile wide Hurricane Sandy, which has already killed 65 people in the Caribbean, takes the power out in Washington D.C. where I live.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 29, 2012 at 1:11pm — 2 Comments

Haitian activist tours U.S. demanding housing rights for the country’s 400,000 displaced

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…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 11, 2012 at 10:15pm — No Comments

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