Realizing human rights and ending poverty in Haiti
Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, we support organizations working to overcome poverty and oppression. Our small, grassroots grantees are rooted in communities, where they empower local people to identify their most critical concerns and take action to address injustice. We also support groups that organize broader movements for social change, influencing governments and policymakers to respect and promote human rights.
Read on to learn more about how our grantees in Haiti are working to improve our world, or donate to help support their work.
Projects in Haiti
Purpose: To protect women's human rights and improve their living conditions in the Southeast Department by organizing women's groups, providing training on human rights and advocacy, and setting up collective grain mills to help women earn a living through agriculture.
Fanm Viktim Leve Kanpe (Women Victims Stand Up) (FAVILEK)
Advocating for an End to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Purpose: To create safe spaces and advocate for better policies that protect the rights of women and children to live free from sexual and gender-based violence through community outreach, human rights and vocational training, and accompaniment through the legal process for sexual and gender-based violence survivors.
Femme en Action contre la Stigmatisation et la Discrimination Sexuelle (FACSDIS)
Advocating for LBT and Sex Worker Rights
Purpose: To decrease sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) against LBT people and sex workers through awareness campaigns, vocational training and accompaniment of SGBV survivors.
Fondation Haitienne pour le Maintien de la Paix Sociale/Partenariat pour le Developpement Local (PDL)
Strengthening the Capacity and Resilience of Rural Communities and Peasant Organizations
Purpose: To increase the capacity of peasant organizations by supporting leadership development, strengthening seed banks and promoting microenterprises.
Advancing the Human Rights Agenda of the Haitian LGBT Community
Purpose: To advance human rights of LGBT people by providing human rights education, mobilizing communities and developing a referral system for medical and psychological support.
Fos Refleksyon ak Aksyon sou Koze Kay (FRAKKA)
Advocating for the Housing Rights of IDPs
Purpose: To advocate for the rights of internally displaced people (IDP) facing forced evictions from IDP camps through legal assistance, mobilization and awareness-raising campaigns on land and housing rights.
Reconstruction and Aid Monitoring in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Purpose: To promote civic and political oversight by investigating and diffusing information on post-earthquake aid and reconstruction.
Gwoup Apui pou Devlopman Depatman Sid (GADES)
Mobilizing Communities to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Purpose: To break the silence and end violence against women and girls through strategic public awareness-raising, human rights trainings, capacity building for activist groups, and by empowering survivors of violence to speak out.
Kouraj Pou Pwo Dwa Moun an Ayiti (KOURAJ)
Ending Discrimination and Stigmatization of Sexual Minorities
Purpose: To end the discrimination and stigmatization facing sexual minorities in Haiti by establishing strong advocacy groups and networks, and raising awareness through regular public dialogues and film screenings.
Kòdinasyon pou Devlopman Solidè Sidès (KODESS)
Strengthening Peasant Organizations in the Southeast Department
Purpose: To increase sustainable agricultural production and economic development in Jacmel and Bene by providing peasant organizations with seeds and tools, goats for breeding, and training on agro-ecology, value-added produce processing and effective organizing.