Haiti’s ‘invisible girls’ call on EU to gender-monitor aid | EurActiv

The Commission’s Department of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (Echo) alone donated €213 million to the stricken Caribbean nation.

But while disaster relief and overseas assistance to Haiti was desperately needed – and gratefully received – many girls found themselves excluded from the programmes.

Carmel Dorie Barbot, a youth programme manager at Plan Haiti said that more targeting of girls was now taking place but that it often ignored cultural traditions by, for example, organising events on Saturdays when girls helped their families with domestic chores.

“If you don’t specify the broader themes of girls and women they will naturally be forgotten,” she told EurActiv. “Child participation in education has improved in recent years but if you disaggregate the data, it mostly benefits boys and not girls.” via  | EurActiv



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