Rural Haitian women often have low formal education and lack information about their rights, making them particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence. The IAF supports community-led solutions to enhance peace and security. Our grantee partner Rezo Fanm Radyo Kominote Ayisyen (REFRAKA) supports a network of 30 community radio stations throughout nine of Haiti’s ten departments to raise awareness about gender-based violence and increase the capacity of majority female radio hosts and technicians to produce programming about women and reducing violence. These strategic investments increase leadership and build networks.
This grant is part of the IAF’s Women Investing in Growth and Security (WINGS) initiative to empower women as business and community leaders.