At a State Department briefing tonight, Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs reported that the United States is awaiting a decision by a Haitian court on whether 10 Americans being held on kidnapping charges will be returned to the United States.
During this time of displacement, the health and lives of Haiti’s women and girls are threatened by severe living conditions, including the virtual absence of reproductive health services.
The term "trafficking in children" conjures up the worst of all possible scenarios…bad people taking children away from their families for nefarious purposes. But can children be trafficked for religious purposes?
In a letter sent to international women’s groups, Haitian and Dominican groups working to provide relief are asking for financial or in-kind donations for sanitary supplies and other needs of women and girls.
As governments and international aid groups work to meet the basic needs of the people of Haiti, work must be done to prevent the acceleration of the HIV/AIDS epidemic among Haitian women.
Pregnant women in Haiti are among the hardest hit and because of high maternal mortality rates in Haiti were in peril even before the earthquake. A handful of organizations are responding.
In Haiti, as is always true in the aftermath of a major disaster, there are urgent needs for medical care specific to women, particularly for pregnant women and mothers with new babies.
Like most of you, we’ve been following the devastating aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. Yet keep in mind that it can all too often be women and children who are affected most.
Former president Bill Clinton, who is now the U.N. special envoy to Haiti, announced the appointment Tuesday of Harvard professor Paul Farmer as his deputy.
Last month, Haiti’s donor conference raised money for a nation that has weathered storms time and time again. The pledges added to the previously committed $3 billion in international assistance. While all of this may seem like a large amount of money for a small Caribbean island, little investment in reproductive health has undermined overall goals of poverty alleviation. A new report highlights the gaps in reproductive health in Haiti, where re-occuring crises place women and families at risk.