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Haiti earthquake: women lead the way in construction – British Red Cross blog


Social exclusionWomen, who have traditionally been excluded from certain jobs in Haiti, make up a large part of our workforce. This has helped break down some myths about what jobs women can and cannot do.Construction is one of those jobs that they supposedly “cannot” do because some people here class women as weak. Parents won’t support young girls who want to become a mason.And when the British Red Cross encouraged women to apply for construction jobs in the community, a lot of Haitian men complained.They said the British Red Cross didn’t really want to build houses in the community or that we were trying to slow down construction by using women. via – British Red Cross blog

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