PWS&D is working to support vulnerable women and girls and put an end to gender-based violence in Haiti, and reduce vulnerability to climate change and food insecurity.
While women are largely known as the central pillars of the family and community, they are also frequently vulnerable to sexual violence. A lack of resources, gender power imbalances and widespread poverty severely limit prevention, care and treatment for victims of abuse.
PWS&D is working in collaboration with local organizations to protect the rights of women and girls and ensure that victims have access to the medical, social, legal and economic services they need to cope and combat this injustice.
This program will also help reduce incidents of gender-based violence through awareness campaigns, advocacy and community education.
Violence against girls and women is a serious health and human rights issue. With support from Presbyterians, PWS&D will help address the root causes of this injustice, meet the needs of victims and reduce the risk of gender-based violence for the long-term.
Alongside civil society leaders and local authorities, PWS&D is working with vulnerable communities to raise awareness of climate change, build resilience to the effects, and increase food security.
In a country where over one million people are food insecure and agricultural production only meets 43% of food needs, this work is more essential than ever.
By teaching about soil conservation, agricultural techniques that require less water, seed and fertilizer, and strengthening solid waste management systems, PWS&D partners are helping address the needs of families and communities for today and for the future.
For young children, a lack of proper food at critical development stages can lead to delays in growth and other health issues. Through support for mobile clinics and community health workers, PWS&D is treating and strengthening children under the age of five who suffer from malnutrition so that they can lead happy, healthy lives.