Women, Children, Youth and Persons Living With Disabilities: Rights and Services in Haiti

The Baseline Study is designed to support the overall goal of AKSE, “…to improve the safety and security of women, children and youth in Haiti by decreasing the incidence of human rights abuse and expanding access to treatment and care.” The Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) for the project assigns the following tasks to baseline inquiry: (1) determine the current situation regarding the rights of women, children, youth and people living with disabilities, (2) canvass householders to determine knowledge and opinions about services available for the protection of rights, and (3) identify gaps in services. Accordingly, the baseline study provides information on rights and services of five vulnerable groups: child domestic servants (restavèk) and other Highly Vulnerable Children and youth, women vulnerable to gender-based violence, and persons living with disabilities.