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  • How Louisiane is training future women leaders in Haiti

    Posted in Blog on 11 May 2017

    In humanitarian crises, women and girls are disproportionately affected. But far from being passive victims, women are amongst the first responders these emergencies, bringing vital skills and knowledge to help save lives and livelihoods. Louisiane Nazaire is one of these women. When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October 2016, she and other members of a women-led cooperative leapt into action. Louisiane explains why women's leadership is essential in emergencies. 

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  • Women leaders from an ActionAid partner organisation in Haiti distribute emergency kits after Hurricane Matthew.

    Women building back stronger: Haiti six months on

    Posted in Blog on 3 April 2017

    On 4th October 2016, Hurricane Matthew hit my country - Haiti. It destroyed homes, schools, crops, and roads, and brought island life to a halt. Our team has been responding to the crisis ever since, and thanks to public generosity, we have helped communities recover and build back stronger, through working with local partners, ensuring women lead the response, and focussing on sustainable solutions.

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  • Women committee members and ActionAid local partner staff who are coordinating the emergency response in their community - a poor area on the outskirts of Jeremie town, Grand Anse, Haiti

    Meet the women leading the emergency response in Haiti

    Posted in Blog on 21 October 2016

    Last week I travelled to Haiti as part of ActionAid’s emergency response team in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck on 4th October, killing hundreds of people and destroying thousands of homes and livelihoods.

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