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HWC March Newsletter

It’s Women’s Month


Imagine a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

International Women's day

On Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights will hear testimony from Haitian advocates regarding alarming accounts of sexual violence perpetrated against women and girls in Haiti. Following the formal hearing, advocates will host an interactive side event for the public to learn more about the intersecting challenges facing the country and, importantly, Haitian-led solutions that advance the rights of women and girls. We would love to meet you in Los Angeles!

Monique Clesca

Gender-Based Violence: HWC funds new safe house in Northern Haiti

‘I ask For justice’: Haiti faces sexual volence crisis
Sexual Violence Crisis in Haiti

In response to the increase of sexual assault and violence against women, HWC has supported the organizations ODID and AFASDA in opening a safe house in Northern Haiti. Together with 3 other organizations, this new “Northern Hub” of five Haitian, women-led organizations came together in late December for a training, sharing stories and supporting each other during this most difficult time.

Consider Supporting these Initiatives:

  • $50 feeds a mother and child for 1 week
  • $100 allows for a proper welcome kit of linens, hygiene essentials and related room preparation
  • $250 will support 5 women with pocket money for the month.

Policy Updates

Haiti is on the brink, another crisis, international actors pushing for elections. What is the answer? Can Haiti find its own solutions without interference? What happened to the Montana Accord?

 CARICOM, in Nassau, Bahamas,

READ: Caribbean Leaders Rule Out Sending Troops to Haiti

Good News! Dr. Bastiany

Brown Diva Dolls – BDD 💖 on Instagram: “Nous sommes fières de vous présenter notre nouvelle poupée qui fera sa sortie très bientôt 💖 celle-ci a été confectionnée en l’honneur de @dr.bastiany, la première femme noire à devenir Cardiologist d’intervention au canada ! Restez à l’affût de sa date de sortie ✨ En: We’re very proud to announce the newest doll of our collection ! She was made in honour of Dr. Bastiany ✨ the first black woman to become an interventional cardiologist, in Canada 💖. Stay connected to our page to know when it comes out!”


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