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Gender Equity and Women's Empowerment

Grateful Haitian Woman
Woman from the Simmond-Pele neighborhood in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Kendra Helmer, USAID

 

Women and girls are the backbone of Haitian society and local economy.  Nearly half of Haitian households are women-led.  Women are also pillars of economic life, as they form the majority of street vendors and support agricultural supply chains.  However, women and girls continue to be affected by severe inequality, and gender-based violence (GBV). 

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is committed to promoting gender equality and advancing the status of women and girls in Haiti and around the world.  The Agency also supports integrating Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment across all sectors with programming focusing on economic growth, poverty reduction, health improvement, increasing access to water and sanitation services, and GBV reduction. To learn more about USAID is working to improve gender equality and women's empowerment in Haiti, click here

 

 

Last updated: January 10, 2020

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