Giving to Haiti
To help the women of Haiti, you couldn’t find better suggestions
than those from Women Thrive Worldwide and World Pulse.
“As the world responds to the devastation in Haiti, it’s critical that we remember those who are both hardest hit by natural disasters and least likely to receive international aid: women and children. In choosing where to donate, we highly encourage you to give to local, grassroots women’s organizations, who know best how to help their communities but often cannot access international aid.”
Women Thrive suggests:
a magazine and website bringing women’s voices from the developing world to ours
Women have not only been disproportionately affected by Haiti’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake, but they hold the key to Haiti’s future.
Too often, women are treated as merely victims in the immediate aftermath of disasters, and then ignored during the rebuilding process. The success of Haiti’s recovery depends on the extent to which women are permitted to come together to imagine and rebuild their country. To show your support and solidarity with Haitian women, donate to organizations who have projects specifically dedicated to supporting women’s leadership.
World Pulse recommends:
- Global Fund for Women has established a Crisis Fund for Haiti to directly support women’s organizations, providing support to both emergency relief and long-term recovery work.
- MADRE is coordinating an emergency medical response, while also supporting women human rights defenders in Haiti and helping amplify the voices of women impacted by the earthquake.
- Circle of Health International is collecting donations and looking for skilled volunteers to support their women’s health work in Haiti.
You can read more about how Haiti’s resilient women leaders are responding to the devastation in Holding Up Haiti, a first-person account from World Pulse correspondent Anne-christine D’adesky, who is now in-country meeting with women’s leadership organizations on the ground.