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13 Mär 2017

Accountability Counsel

Haiti: Collective of farmers displaced by Inter-American Development Bank funded Caracol Industrial Park denounces “disproportionate” impacts on women

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 “Women & girls ignored caracol industrial park”, Mar 17

On 12 January 2017, the seventh anniversary of the earthquake, the Kolektif Peyizan Viktim Tè Chabè, a collective of hundreds of displaced farmers, filed a complaint with the Bank’s accountability office. The Kolektif, supported by Accountability Counsel, ActionAid and local partners, is calling for fair compensation for their lost land and for the Bank to address the many other environmental and social problems, including pollution and poor working conditions, linked to the industrial park… Smallholder farmers generally face difficult conditions in Haiti, with high rates of poverty. For women, and especially rural and poor Afro-descendent women, the situation is even more tenuous… Families are also worried about other impacts of the industrial park that disproportionately affect women and girls in their communities…