Date: January 22-29, 2018
Applications due October 31, 2017
Want to learn more about current issues that are affecting women, children, and families in Haiti? With the help of PWS&D, the WMS is planning an exposure tour to Haiti. The programs you’ll visit are working to support vulnerable women and girls and put an end to gender-based violence. You will also see work that is being done to reduce vulnerability to climate change and food insecurity.
Violence against girls and women is a serious health and human rights issue. While women are known as the central pillars of the family and community in Haiti, they are also frequently vulnerable to sexual violence. Lack of resources, gender power imbalances and widespread poverty severely limit prevention, care and treatment for victims of abuse.
The programs you will visit help address the root causes of this injustice, meet the needs of victims, and reduce the risk of gender-based violence for the long-term.
Additionally, alongside civil society leaders and local authorities, PWS&D is working with vulnerable communities to raise awareness of climate change, build resilience to the effects, and increase food security in vulnerable Haitian communities.
In a country where over one million people are food insecure and agricultural production only meets 43% of food needs, this work is more essential than ever.
By teaching about nutrition, soil conservation, and agricultural techniques that require less water, seed and fertilizer, the programs you will visit are helping address the needs of families and communities for today and for the future.