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 Education  Haiti Project #38871

Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

by Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives, Inc (FAHM)
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!
Help Haitian Midwives STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN!

Summary

Midwives, as trusted health care professionals, play a critical role in supporting and caring for survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV). They are often the only care provider that a woman will seek care from in her lifetime. To improve and support their skills in providing trauma-informed care to survivors, FAHM will provide 4-day training for 50 Haitian midwives, interactive live webinars for 200 midwives, outreach and education to 200 youth and ongoing public awareness campaigns.

$25,000
total goal
$9,605
remaining
127
donors
3
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

GBV is a complex issue with multiple layers of consequences (psychological, physical, economical, societal, legal, and cultural). According to The Demographic Health Surveys (DHS) and World Bank, physical violence affects 29% of women ages 20- 45 in Haiti. In 45% of cases, the act of violence is perpetrated by the intimate partner. The Haitian Midwives Association requested additional training for midwives & student midwives in order to improve their skills in providing trauma-informed care.

Solution

Midwives are committed & dedicated to becoming part of the solution. They are key points of access to health care for GBV survivors, serve as advocates for women & girls, contribute greatly to prevention efforts, and are community educators. Improved clinical knowledge, making resources and sexual & reproductive health education & services equitable & accessible, and increasing community awareness of GBV as a public health problem & violation of human rights creates a sustainable model of care.

Long-Term Impact

Midwives serve hundreds of women monthly. The project will train 250 midwives in identifying barriers to seeking care, cultural norms affecting health, sexual & reproductive health, respectful & privacy protected care, principles of trauma informed care, types of GBV, human/women's rights according to Haitian law, medical exam of the survivor, medical-legal aspects/reporting and ethics/professional development. It will also provide 200 youth with education & life coping skills.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

Foundation for Advancement of Haitian Midwives, Inc (FAHM)

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Martine Jean-Baptiste
New York , NY United States
$15,395 raised of $25,000 goal
 
283 donations
$9,605 to go
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