Hope and Change for Haiti celebrates International Women’s Day
Hope and Change for Haiti held their second annual International Women Day Celebration at the Rhode Island State House on Friday. The event was emceed by Pearl Farquharson. United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (Democrat, Rhode Island) attended, as did Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner.
US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in his remarks At the International Women's Day Celebration
“We still have some fights ahead of us in Washington,” said Senator Whitehouse. “We are still fighting for equal pay for equal work. We are pushing back hard against the efforts to degrade women’s health.”
To read a full report about that event and watch the speeches of all the speakers, click on this article in UpriseRI by Steve Ahlquist: https://upriseri.com/2019-03-12-hope-change-haiti/
Hope & Change For Haiti to Host #BalanceForBetterWomenHealth event
March 8 is International Women's Day worldwide and many organizations are coming together to celebrate this year's theme: Balance For Better. In Rhode Island, The Hope and Change For Haiti Organization in Partnership with RI NOW, Planned Parenthood, The Woman Project HQ and The Collective invite attendees to an engaging event at the Rhode Island Statehouse to celebrate International Women's Day. Speakers will address women issues and share testimonies under the theme: #BalanceForBetterWomenHealth.
Aniece Germain, Assistant Director at Hope and Change for Haiti joined GoLocal LIVE’s Chelsea Guay to discuss the collaborative effort of the event as well as the impact she hopes it will have on our state.
The event will take place on Friday, March 8th, 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at the Rhode Island State House. Speakers at the event include: Teresa Tanzi, State Representative, Nirva Lafortune, Councilwoman, Hilary Levey Friedman, RI-NOW President, Qua Tia, Professional Doulas, and Jordan Henevor of The Women Project...
“Dr. Norly Germain with the nonprofit Hope and Change for Haiti spoke to President Donald Trump's recently reported remarks about Haiti and other countries -- and why further action is needed beyond responding to the political discourse, and the focus needs to be on helping Haitians impacted by both natural disaster -- and manmade problems.. ...http://www.golocalprov.com/live/live-ri-based-hope-change-for-haitis-germain-addresses-trump-remarks-need-f
“I grew up in Haiti and moved to the United States in 2009. I completed a four years college at the State University of Haiti; majoring in Journalism while working as a reporter and anchor on television. In college, I was elected Vice-Coordinator of a Student’s Association in Haiti. I worked as a Communication Technician at the Ministry of Condition Feminine and Women Rights where I become an advocate for women rights, justice, equal opportunities for men and women, equal education for children, and the participation of women in the political affairs. At that Ministry, we worked in conducting researches, training on violence and discrimination against women and developing strategies to educate them on their rights and also bringing justice to them.... ... https://thewomanproject.org/aniece-germain-hope-change-haiti/
“Our objective is not to provide everything to the population, but to work with them to identify and to implement sustainable solutions. In discussions with them, we learned that housing and water are the first two problems to solve to target other problems such as education and healthcare. ...https://www.episcopalri.org/st-davids-volunteers-bringing-hope-and-change-to-haiti/
“Reconstruction in Haiti is not possible without the involvement of the local leaders,” said Germain, talking about residents in the communities, not necessarily the leaders in government.... http://turnto10.com/news/local/hope-and-change-for-haiti-seeks-to-rebuild-country-mangled-by-storms
The decision to form the nonprofit organization Hope and Change for Haiti came after a long and depressing observation on how thousands of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that have operated in Haiti with millions of dollars, have failed to bring viable and concrete change to people in need... http://www.rifuture.org/hope-change-for-haiti
The Germain family works hard to help those who still remain in Haiti. Indeed, Dr. Norly Germain (an adjunct professor at the University of Rhode Island and Johnson & Wales University), along with other friends, have started the nonprofit organization, "Hope and Change for Haiti. "Our purpose aims .... Paillant (Miragoane)......http://cranstononline.com/stories/immigrant-family-finds-americas-diversity-its-strength,121768
Looking at Norly Germain with a big smile, Richard Fondi told him “There are a lot more good people in this world. It's the few that are not good that wind up getting the limelight most of the time. People like you, there are a lot of them. And thank you so much!”... http://turnto10.com/news/local/who-says-friday-the-13th-is-unlucky
La solution pour freiner le taux élevé de mortalité maternelle en Haïti - le plus élevé des Amériques - réside dans l'accès aux soins de santé à domicile pour les femmes enceintes. C'est du moins la conclusion à laquelle est parvenue Norly Germain, dans sa thèse de doctorat en Génie industriel présentée récemment à l'Université Paul Verlaine, en France.... http://lenouvelliste.com/lenouvelliste/article/113520/Une-solution-a-la-mortalite-maternelle