After the infamous earthquake in Haiti, many vulnerable groups in the country, including women, children, people living with disabilities and sexual minorities, have suffered from violations of their basic human rights. Equitas started working in Haiti right after the earthquake through The Citizen Engagement Program which aimed to enable groups traditionally excluded from Haiti’s development plans to have a voice and a leadership role in the reconstruction of their communities. We are now continuing this work with the Advancing Equality through Human rights Education program. Through this project, we tackle gender equality issues in the country in collaboration with our local partners. The project is conducted using participatory human rights education and human rights-based approach.
The planning and implementation of the Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education program is done in cooperation with the target communities in Haiti. Thus, community members have been consulted and have themselves outlined the most pressing gender equality issues in their communities through data collection conducted by Equitas and its local partners during the baseline study. The data collected were subsequently shared back to the communities and validated by them as truly reflecting the issues they had raised. Through human rights education, Equitas will provide them the tools and skills needed to achieve the desired change.
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The Advancing Equality through Human Rights Education program is funded by the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada. Our local partners in Haiti are the Groupe d’appui aux rapatriés et réfugiés (GARR) and Partners for Engaged Citizenship in Haiti.
Senior Program Officer, Equitas
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