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Impact of the Crisis on Women

Haiti womens micro-lending bank brings big cash to rescue

Peggy Simpson

Able to quickly reach a well-developed network of women throughout the country, an alternative banking system performs while the Haitian economy is in shambles

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Guardians of History

By María Suárez Toro, and RIF-Fire Communications Center Feminist International Camp

Translation by Amandla Gigler, Executive Director at CALALA Fondo de Mujeres / Women's Fund

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Holding Up Haiti: Women Respond to Nightmare Earthquake

Returning to her birth country to respond to the aftermath of Haiti’s January 12th earthquake, journalist Anne-christine D’adesky finds that amidst the rubble women leaders are poised to take charge.

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Cedaw on the situation in Haiti

Statement of the committee on the elimination of discrimination against women on the situation in Haiti.

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Women's Human Rights Are Key to Successful Reconstruction in Haiti

In the traumatic weeks after the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, survivors have endured the loss of loved ones, severe injuries, shortages of food and water, collapsed homes and constant fear of renewed aftershocks.

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Keep Women Safe in Haiti: Urgent Call for Concrete Action

By Carmen Griffiths

On January 12th 2010 the worst earthquake in 200 years struck Haiti, causing catastrophic destruction in the hemisphere's poorest country. We are deeply saddened by the overwhelming loss of life and the catastrophic level of damage and human suffering that men and women in Haiti are experiencing. We however want to advocate that new, more inclusive ways of handling humanitarian crises and relief are instituted, particularly when it comes to the women and girls of Haiti.

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Video: Women struggle in Haiti aftermath

While aid distribution in the aftermath of Haiti's devastating earthquake has improved, many are still fighting to survive and some of the most vulnerable are pregnant women.

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Haiti Two Weeks After: Grim for Women and Children

By Erika Guevara-Rosas, Program Director for Americas

The situation in Haiti remains extremely dire, with thousands killed and injured. Official estimates have put the death toll at over 200,000 people killed and over 1.5 million homeless.

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Giving Birth in the Streets: Haiti's Pregnant Women Need Help

UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) estimates that there are 37,000 pregnant women among the survivors of last week's earthquake in Haiti, a country which in the best of times has the highest maternal mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere.

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Why "women and children first" persists

Painful choices in the Haiti relief efforts

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