During the last 10 years, Vital Voices
has been privileged to work with extraordinary Haitian women, including Danielle Saint-Lot
, Ann-Valerie Timothee Milfort, Nadine Perrault, Rhodes Garçon, Phelicia Dell
, Yanick Gaston Louis, Marie Lucie Bonhomme, and many others.
Danielle Saint-Lot, Vital Voices Network member and co-founder of our chapter in Haiti, Femmes en Democratie, offers her first-hand account of current conditions and calls for assistance in a post to our blog.
In 1999, Danielle Saint-Lot co-founded Femmes en Democratie, Vital Voices' Regional Chapter in Haiti.
After attending a Vital Voices
conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, Danielle
returned to her
country inspired, and organized a conference to discuss the work of Vital Voices.
Femmes en Democratie
was then formed as an affiliate chapter, and has since thrived, thanks largely to Danielle's leadership, vision and commitment.
Currently an independent consultant for both public and private, national and international organizations, Danielle
has previously held posts in Haiti's Ministries of Commerce and Industry, and Foreign Affairs and External Cooperation.
A co-founder of Femmes en Democratie, Marie had joined Danielle Saint-Lot at a Vital Voices conference in Montevideo, Uruguay, and was integral to the formation of Vital Voices' Haiti Chapter.