Reducing Violence Against Women in Politics in Haiti

Reporting Organization:UN Women
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 1,933,748
Timeframe: March 23, 2017 - March 31, 2020
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

UN Women

Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 1,933,748.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (60 %)

Gender Equality (40 %)

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This initiative aims to reduce violence against women during the elections in Haiti. The goal is to overcome the lack of representation of women in Parliament and promote their political empowerment so that they can take part in the decisions that affect the country’s development and stability. Gender-based electoral violence is considered a primary obstacle to women holding leadership positions and their full participation in the electoral process in Haiti. To bring about structural and behavioural changes, the United Nations Women initiative proposes an approach focused on three areas: (1) a legal framework on violence against women during the elections; (2) governance for the principal institutions involved in the election process (the Provisional Electoral Council, the Haitian National Police; Justice; the political parties); (3) the macho attitudes and sexist and aggressive language against women during elections.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) the legal framework is strengthened and adjustments are made which include specific measures to combat violence against women during elections; (2) women are more empowered when confronted with violence during elections; (3) women are increasingly perceived by institutions and the population as being as effective and legitimate political leaders as men, which creates a more inclusive system of governance.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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