|Reporting Organization:||UN Women|
|Total Budget ($CAD):||$ 1,933,748|
|Timeframe:||March 23, 2017 - March 31, 2020|
|Haiti - $ 1,933,748.00 (100.00%)|
|Sexual & Gender-based Violence (60 %)|
|Gender Equality (40 %)|
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.
|Gender and age:||Unspecified|
|Total Direct Population:||Unspecified|
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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.