Beyond mountains, Haitians see a brighter future

Publicado el 26 de febrero, 2013 | 0 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , , ,

Por Heraldo Muñoz

Photo: UNDP Haiti

“Beyond the mountains, more mountains,” one Haitian proverb goes, in a nod to the outsized challenges this half-island in the Caribbean has faced for as long as anyone can remember.

Topping that list is the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, displaced 1.5 million, and racked or razed some 300,000 buildings. The quake took its deadliest aim in Haiti’s hyper-urbanized capital, causing indescribable ruin and destroying roughly 80 percent of the country’s economy.

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Men of the world, let’s unite for women’s empowerment

Publicado el 14 de noviembre, 2012 | 0 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , ,

Por Martín Santiago

Foto: PNUD

We continue to live in a world that is profoundly unequal, where the opportunities are not the same for men and women. Women represent 70 per cent of the world’s poor. On average their salaries are  10 to 30 per cent less than men’s for the same work, with the same tasks.

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Why does idleness have a female face?

Publicado el 16 de octubre, 2012 | 2 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , , ,

Por Cirenia Chavez

Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

According to recent data, the number of NEETs (not in education, employment or training) among Latin American youth is particularly striking. Approximately 18.5 percent (9.4 million individuals) of young individuals in the region are currently idle.

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The unique face of gender (in)equality in the Caribbean

Publicado el 21 de agosto, 2012 | 0 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , , ,

Por Cirenia Chavez

Foto: David Álvarez Veloso

The discourse on achievements in the reduction of gender inequality has spread far and wide, but in areas like education, there seems to have been a strong reversal of trends. Although today women in the Caribbean are more educated than men, the gains favoring women in the region should not be interpreted as a victory for women on all fronts. In terms of female labor participation and political participation, there is still work to be done.

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Policy Innovation in a Fragile-State Context: Reducing the Financial Burden of Education in Haiti

Publicado el 5 de junio, 2012 | 0 comentarios | Archivado en : , , , , , ,

Por Daniela Gregr ySusana Martínez-Restrepo


Photo: School at Cité Soleil, Port au Prince, Haiti. Susana Martínez-Restrepo

On Sunday 27th May 2012, Mother’s Day in Haiti, the Government launched Ti Manman Cheri (‘Dear Little Mum’) its first ever conditional cash transfer program.  In the presence of the First Lady, Sophia Martelly and newly appointed Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, a ceremony was held at a school in Cité Soleil, one of the most precarious neighborhoods of the Port-au-Prince area, during which 200 mothers received the Ti Manman Cheri cash grant.

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