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Haiti - Social : Impact on post-earthquake gender (Investigation report)
18/09/2021 11:18:17

Haiti - Social : Impact on post-earthquake gender (Investigation report)
This survey was carried out following the August 14, 2021 earthquake in the Grand to understand how the impacts affect people of different genders and of different ages and vulnerabilities.

In total, between 25 August and 2 September 2021 approximately 1,088 people were interviewed in person by the data collection methods and more than 3,200 people by the mobile and online methods (49% women and 51% men) in the departments of Grand Anse, Nippes, and South.

CARE and UN WOMEN in partnership with the Ministry for Women and Women's Rights, the Directorate General of Civil Protection, and the special gender task force of the humanitarian country team presented this week the results of the "Rapid Gender Analysis" survey.

Summary excerpts from the survey :

  • Shelter is a priority need, especially for women and girls. 63% of organizations surveyed and 50% of young people say shelter is the number one concern now. It is estimated that there are 21% and 76% more women than men in Grand'Anse and Nippes, respectively, who have nowhere to live in the aftermath of the earthquake. 18% women and 12% men

  • Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is becoming a serious crisis. 70% of respondents indicated that their fear of sexual violence has increased since the earthquake. 43% of community leaders and 75% of youth say GBV has increased. 70% of organizations say women and girls are most at risk.

  • Livelihoods become an issue, especially with disrupted markets. 33% of men and women noted a reduction in re-enumerated activities. 23% of adult women and 8% of men saw their economic activities interrupted. 48% of community members report that idleness is the most important change in their daily life. 57% of girls have lost their productive capital, the segment of the population most affected by this problem.

  • 60% of communities lack access to water. 24% women disproportionately stressed the risk of disease compared to 5% for men.

  • Health is at risk, especially mental health. 32% of people report psychological trauma as a serious impact. 68% of service providers find that women have little or no access to health care. The risks are high for pregnant women (according to 46% of service providers) and people with disabilities (according to 27% of providers).

Download the complete survey (PDF 59 pages) : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/ARG-Rapport-Final-11-09-2021-Haiti-Tremblement-de-terre.pdf

See also
https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-34725-icihaiti-politic-mission-in-haiti-of-the-director-of-un-women-for-the-caribbean.html

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