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 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.