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13 07, 2017

Haitian Women Needed At The Forefront Of Disaster Risk Management

2017-10-25T22:56:41-04:00Tags: |

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Management is calling attention to the disproportionate impact of natural disasters on women and girls. For example, Haiti’s Hurricane Matthew not only devastated the country’s economy, but also put women in particularly difficult positions as family caretakers and stewards of natural resources. This article argues for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk management to center women’s knowledge and agency in disaster response and reconstruction efforts. Photo credit: UN Photo/Logan Abassi

29 09, 2015

Feminist Electrification: Gender Planning For Pro-Women Outcomes In Rural Electrification

2017-10-23T19:54:50-04:00Tags: |

In rural Haiti, EarthSpark brings a feminist electrification lens to its work, amplifying women’s engagement in the electrification process through involvement in infrastructure planning, workforce training, business ownership support, and access to clean technologies to improve health and quality-of-life impacts. As illustrated by the Haitian proverb fanm se poto mitan (“women are the pillars of society”), women’s participation in infrastructure projects significantly improves project sustainability, management, work environment, and investment returns. Photo credit: EarthSpark