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‘Energy, Passion and Patience:’ What It Takes To Reunite Adopted Children With Their Birth Parents in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human Rights

In Haiti, international adoption has been fraught with changes and challenges for decades. Now, one radio host is reconnecting people who were adopted internationally with their birth parents in Haiti.

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Haitian Protestors Say Government Left Promises Unfulfilled

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

Protestors in Haiti continue to demand a government overhaul, expressing anger with the country’s inability to deliver on promises of new infrastructure, education, and healthcare projects. But for many Haitians, the protests present yet another obstacle in their already challenging daily routines.

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In Food-Insecure Haiti, Street Vendors Play a Central Role in Feeding the Capital

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Earlier in July, protests against price hikes paralyzed Port-au-Prince, but the demonstrations also forced the closing of one of the capital’s sources of affordable food: the informal street chefs known as “manje kwit.” With stands near markets and bus stops, these vendors offer meals for $1 or less, and their fare is a lifeline for many of the capital’s food-insecure residents.

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Fighting Poverty, Illiterate Dad in Haiti Struggles to Send Kids to School

Region: Haiti

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In recent years, school enrollment rates in Haiti have gone up, but the average Haitian age 25 or older has attended school for less than five years, half the adult population is illiterate, and there’s a lack of experienced teachers. The government is straining to ensure that children attend school while few teachers receive proper training.

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In a Haitian Town Full of Mass Graves, An Orphanage Looks to Children’s Futures

Region: Haiti

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Haiti, most children in orphanages have at least one living relative, but no family members able to care for them. That is true of all the children at one community-based private orphanage in Titanyen.

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Illegal Children’s Homes Meet High Demand in Haiti, Often Fed by Desperate Parents

Region: Haiti

Topics: Child RightsHuman Rights

The Haitian government hopes to eventually close all of the children's homes in the country. But for now, officials say they'll settle for simply counting them all.

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Haiti’s Earthquake Left Many Disabled — Now They’re Rebuilding a More Inclusive Country

Region: Haiti

Topics: HealthHuman Rights

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was a disaster on many levels for the small Caribbean country, and its effects are still being felt today: The earthquake ranks among the top causes of disability in Haiti. Part of recovering from the catastrophe means challenging the perception of disabled Haitians.

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Advocates Say Culture of Gender-Based Abuse Hinders Haiti’s Development

Region: Haiti

Topics: Human RightsPolitics

The chance for higher education, a job with a fair wage or respect in the home is not guaranteed for women in Haiti.

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Girls Become the Voice of Sex Education in Haiti

Region: AmericasHaiti

Topics: EducationHealthHuman Rights

Sex education is not a guaranteed part of formal education in Haiti.

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Female Entrepreneurs Continue to Struggle for Economic Resources After Earthquake

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