Hope and Change for Haiti Celebrates International Women’s Day

Hope and Change for Haiti, along with its partners, Indivisible RI, The Woman Project, The Collective Bookstore, and Planned Parenthood RI, invite you to a celebration of International Women’s Day on Thursday March 8, 2018. The event will be held in the Rhode Island State House rotunda from 3:00 to 3:45 pm.

Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women's Day by recognizing the critical role women play in enacting real, positive change in our society. This year, we celebrate women’s progress and achievements, while calling for gender equality and setting new goals for the coming year. This event is open to men and women from all communities, races, ethnicities, and religions.

The theme of the event is “Together For Progress.” It marks the debut of the Empowering Women project, which will connect women in Rhode Island and Haiti to share training and educational sessions on women’s issues, and promote strategies that effectively bring real change to both communities.

The event will feature several speakers, including Aniece Germain, Assistant Director of Hope & Change for Haiti; community activist Pauline Bela; Rhode Island State Senator, Gayle Golden; Sarah Markey, Co-Founder of The Woman Project; Pilar Mcloud, CEO & Founder of A Sweet Creation Youth & Co-Director of Unified Solutions; Jasmyn Sullivan, Advanced Clinic Assistant, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Justine Caldwell, Democratic House District 30 Candidate; and Shawna Rihani, Assistant Director of Indivisible RI. The speakers will discuss strategies to raise awareness about the issues that affect women in Rhode Island.

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Municipality of Paillant

Department of Nippes, Haiti


About Paillant

Located in the Nippes department of Haiti, the municipality of Paillant has about 20,000 inhabitants who live on a surface area of 28.34 square miles (73.4 square kilometer) and a perimeter of 34.49 mi. The distance between Port-au-prince (the capitol of the country) and Paillant is approximately 71 miles (114.4 kilometers), and the weather averages 80° Fahrenheit (26.67° Celsius). Paillant’s geographical coordinates are 18° 25’ 0” North, 73° 9’ 0” West. Paillant contains many villages such as Jeannette, Desmarais, Bequin, George, Lebrun, Mussotte, Salagnac, Bezin, Corail, Viau, Carrefour Dent, Desmarhots,… It is a municipality that suffers of many social, economic, sanitary and educational issues. Indeed, that population is not exempt of problem related to the entire country which is poverty that includes lack of education, healthcare, road infrastructure, and jobs; inaccessibility to water, and electricity; anarchical construction; rudimentary technics for farming; absence of law enforcement, and bank. The economy relies exclusively on agriculture, livestock, and small commerce. Average family size is 7 members. Beside of all its problem of poverty, Paillant is such a beautiful place with a great potentiality of development, and a wonderful climate. The level of hospitality of its citizens are outstanding. If you want to discover what Paillant has to offer and you want to help us to develop sustainable projects there, please reach out to us by email or telephone or leave us a message on this website. Thank you!