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Guerda Benjamin
Gender Equality Advisor , Ouest
Petion Ville, Haiti
Sixteen years of experience in the field of Gender-Human Rights (Management – Reporting – Advocacy & Training), Gender Mainstreaming and Audit, Programme Management
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Area of Expertise:
  • Social, Education, Gender, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
Sixteen years of experience in the field of human rights, trafficking women, Girls and Children, protection of Women, Girls and Children Survivors of Gender Based Violence in Haiti, Protection of LGBTI. Awareness and sensitization training for Police and Community Groups. Trainer for local NGO's and I contribute in the training of the national police, justice, medical staff and justices of the peace for better support and reception of SGBV cases in Haiti. I already participated in different forms of advocacy to the Haitian Government and parliament, regional and international levels.

Currently I am Volunteer Adviser on Gender and Human Rights in the Working Group of the UN WOMEN Civil Society for the Caribbean and Latin America (period October 2014 - October 2016). I am also volunteer member of the Haitian Women Network on Gender and Natural Disasters for a term of 2 years (2015-2017).

During the last ten years, I have been working as a volunteer for civil society Haitian women organizations specifically to issues that impact upon Women and their rights: Human Rights - Women's Protection - SGBV Protection in Humanitarian Settings- SGBV Coordination - Program Management–Training- Policy & Advocacy – Training - Facilitation of workshops & seminars on protection and Violence against Women, children and LGBTI person, proposal writing and project implementation.

I was also consultant for Volunteer Organizations of Haitian Civil Society on: technical assistance, project design, training of trainers, capacity building of women, decision making, conflict resolution and assistance legal, medical, psychological Women and Girls sexually abused the implementation and monitoring of SGBV prevention activities at the community level, as well as the establishment of mechanisms that respond to the immediate protection and the needs of survivors, women and children at risk.

For a number of years, I actively lobbied to the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Parliament on treaties signed and ratified by Haiti, including their implementation. I follow-up with the Haitian Parliament and Government about Haitian legislation on gun violence and violence against women and participated in the annual Global Week of Action against Gun Violence.

I participate in a number of press conferences and meetings on the Human Rights situation in Haiti, highlighting the links between small arms and violence against women. I was involve to train journalists and members of civil society on the UN Programmed of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA).
Programme and Project Management – Gender-Human Rights - Reporting – Advocacy & Training Gender Mainstreaming and Audit,
Affiliations and Achievements:

Connectas – Brésil / Symposium International sur les Droits de l’Homme
L’innovation en matière de Droits de l’Homme : Repenser les thèmes et les stratégies
13 – 20 octobre 2012 / Sao Paulo – Brésil /

Examen Périodique Universel (EPU)/ Rapport Alternatif de la Société Civile Haïtienne / Nov. 2009 / Genève

Convention sur toutes de Discriminations sur les Femmes (CEDEF)
Rapport Alternatif Société Civile Haïtiennes (Femmes) - Janvier 2009 / ONU – Genève

Women's Institute for Alternative Development – WINAD
Des Conversations de Femmes /Crimes et violences dans les Caraïbes / Mars 2007 conversations de femmes.doc

International Action Network on Small Arms – IANSA:
Les Femmes Haïtiennes disent NON A LA VIOLENCE / 24 Juin _ 1er Juillet 2006 / New-York

International UCLA.EDU - Visiteur International
Les Femmes dans la Prise de Décisions - Campagnes et élections aux USA/Aout 2004 /

International Action Network on Small Arms – IANSA
Effets des armes sur la violence en Haïti - Commission de l’ONU sur le Statut des Femmes (CSW)
Mars 2009 /

Coordination Régionale d’Investigations Economiques et Sociales (CRIES)
Première Conférence Régionale sur la Violence dans la Caraïbe
Septembre 2007 - Sao Paulo (Brésil) /


Fondation Limye Lavi (FLL) / Jacmel
Formation en Genre & Développement / Protection et Prévention de la VBG dans les camps - Juillet 2010

Women's Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD)
Coordonnatrice du Réseau WINAD - HAITI / Responsable de plaidoyer et formation /Année : 2005 _2007

Coalition de Femmes Contre la Traite & le Trafic - Amérique /Latine & la Caraïbe (CATW-LAC-HAITI)
Consultante - Traite des Femmes & Filles en Amérique Latine et dans la Caraïbes/2007 _ 2009

Organisation de Femmes Progressistes de Lascahobas (OFPL)
Consultante - Animation de Groupe/ Renforcement Organisationnel / Septembre _ Novembre 2007

Organisation de Jeunes Pour le Développement de Mirebalais
Responsable Communication - Plaidoyer et formation / 2005 _ 2007

Organisation de Jeunes Pour le Développement de Thomonde (OJEPDETH)
Consultante - Formation de formateurs / Gestion de Conflit - Février _ Avril 2006

International Action Network on Small Arms – IANSA
Coordonnatrice Générale du Réseau de Femmes / IANSA – HAITI
Responsable formation sur la violence basée sur le genre / 2004_ 2006

Organisation de Femmes Progressistes de Lascahobas
Conseillère / Responsable de formation sur la Traite de personnes (Haïti/Rep.Dominicaine)/2003 _ 2005

Organisation de Femmes Pour le Développement de Thomonde – OFAT
Présidente / Formation sur la violence faite aux femmes - Responsable de Plaidoyer / 2000_ 2004

Réseau de Femmes d’Organisations de Femmes Haïtiennes Contre la Violence
Vice – Présidente / Année : 1998_2000

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