Heroes of Hope: Celebrating International Women’s Day

At Hope for Haiti, we believe healthcare is a human right. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are proud to highlight the work of two of our Public Health Nurses, Miss Claudine and Miss Evanie. The video above from A Plus Media reiterates how important access to healthcare is for Haiti’s most vulnerable, especially women and children. Like A Plus, we firmly believe in the power of positive story-telling. Beauty, resiliency and hope in the context of Haiti rarely makes the news, which is why we are so grateful for our partnership and to see a light being shown on the Haiti we know and love. 

Today, our staff in Haiti will be participating in No Means No Worldwide, a global rape prevention program aimed to end sexual violence against women and children. Throughout the day, Miss Claudine will visit with women in our communities for these critical trainings and exercises.  As an organization operating in Haiti for 30 years, we know that when women have access to healthcare and are empowered through these programs, communities thrive. 

Make a gift in honor of a Hero of Hope on this International Women’s Day, and we will send them an eCard on your behalf!   Or make your gift go further by donating monthly, supporting Healthcare Heroes like Miss Claudine and Miss Evanie into the future!

Further Reading: “Top 5 Things We’ve Learned About Health & Hygiene in Haiti”

Learn more about our Public Health Program directly from Miss Claudine and Miss Evanie in their blog post from 2018’s Global Handwashing Day on the top five things they’ve learned while administering public health initiatives in southern Haiti.