Gender Action’s new case study, Haiti’s National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women? demonstrates that the Haitian government’s World Bank-supported draft National Housing Policy risks burdening the poor, especially women, with expensive and unobtainable housing by relying on private solutions. The case study concludes with recommendations for strengthening the Policy to ensure that projects are affordable and accessible to all, especially the 1.5 million Haitians that remain displaced, almost three years after the January 2010 earthquake.
The case study is the latest of Gender Action’s advocacy efforts to promote an effective and just reconstruction in Haiti. It supports the Under Tents campaign of which Gender Action is a member, bringing 38 human rights groups and over 2,000 supporters together to demand an end to forced evictions and affordable sustainable housing for all.