Voting Will Change the Lives of Zimbabwe’s Women

“Although the (current) constitution had been amended recently to forbid some harmful cultural practices, this draft actually forbids and makes it unconstitutional for customary law to take precedence over common law. Women had been disadvantaged when it comes to inheritance, as they could not inherit family property. Widows also lost their property upon the deaths of their spouses,” says Majome.

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Why do we need a plan?

Whenever people are telling you they are going to do this or they are going to do that for Haiti, you need to ask them to show you a plan. Several sectors and so called leaders or authorities in Haiti and abroad think they have a plan for our beloved homeland, but let me tell you something dear friends, you don’t have a serious project, plan  nor a vision until you WRITE IT DOWN.
My generation has a good plan for Haiti and we are working diligently on that plan now – while you are so busy fighting, procrastinating and repeating the same mistakes over and over again – the best way to get somewhere is by writing down your plan, sharing It with experts (as we don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time) for review, then make it available to everyone in order to start or launch a serious dialogue and conversation (with methodology and discipline of course). At that point we will have an intelligent and civilized debate allowing us to reach a consensus (before taking the steps leading to some well defined executions). The results of that consensus will be known as AYITI!
It won’t be their HAITI, your or my HAITI as it always has been the case, but rather “OUR AYITI”. This will be the Renaissance of our great nation (as our forefathers anticipated) and the beginning of a new era and better days because we finally get to admit and understand that we must respect one another in order to succeed!

Once again, any realization that is done without a vision and a plan will always put some people or clans over the system, in which case would further divide us and complicate our chances of implementing and structuring the good institutions needed to last and protect the stability and the future of our democracy – young it may be, but promising nevertheless.

Our quest towards sustainability requires great planning, bold and safe procedures promoting better leadership, teamwork, fraternity and social justice.

Having a plan that we all agree upon is a must. However, what happens when the plan is too utopic?
How about when we are dealing with players who never play by the rules and who do not care about collectivity and win-win strategies, just because of their ego and?
Those tough and real questions must be the subjects of another series of analysis and reflections.

Better Haitians=Better Haiti!

P.S We keep our analysis simple because we do know you don’t have enough time to read and the current environment (blink and you miss it news cycle) obviously does not encourage you to do otherwise, unless you really have to.
Nevertheless, we go deeper during our weekly radio show “Ayiti Demain” with our guests and panelists and fans, every Sunday starting 8:00pm ish via Radio Tele Fos Internationale, Radio Tele Megastar 97.3 in Haiti, and our sister networks.

Thank you.

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Love or Manipulation?

Sometimes people show you something with the appearance of CARING, but in fact it is a strategy to MANIPULATE you.
Keep your eyes open because the person who really loves you does not enjoy hurting your feelings!
MG

 

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Gastronomes for Development

Forests and food

Alternative energy is something that Boston-based Edjoodelky Louis has taken up as a cause as well. Being Haitian and a chef, Louis is acutely aware of the food security dilemma in his homeland. Like Andrés, he has also sought to use the prism of food to focus efforts to serve Haitians outside of his traditional role as a chef. His organization, Reforest Haiti, is an initiative that promotes environmental stewardship and speaks to Andrés’ urgency in breaking the charcoal chain of cutting down trees for cooking fuel. “It’s important that we understand how the chronic energy shortage affects food systems,” said Louis in a telephone interview.

 

On the surface, reforestation would seem to have nothing in common with cooking food, but, as Louis says, it is actually the intersection of many development challenges in Haiti. “Massive deforestation is the result of a reliance on wood as fuel, which has resulted in catastrophic erosion occurring on the island.”

 

“Pursuing other humanitarian initiatives doesn’t do you any good if you can’t feed yourself,” said Louis. “Deforestation affects our ability to achieve food security. Imported rice has become the only cereal diet for most Haitians because other crops can’t grow or it’s too expensive to grow them.”..

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A better way!

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I was raised in a family and a Church that told me to never take anyone to court because God is good and he knows everything.

In business, each customer I failed to take to court had the upper hand because when they decided to take the business to court even though they were wrong and refused to pay for our hard work, we had less chance of winning because they are consumers and Pye kout Pwan Devan works great in the American system!
In Haiti, there are thousands of damaged protestants like me.
They drugged us to be so ignorant. We wasted a huge part of our life living some lies. We are often forced to hide our true feelings just to please the Church and some pastors or play the RIGHTEOUS GAME!
To this date, some protestants fanatics even refuse to talk about politics because they are not from this world. They are PASSENGERS!
BONDYE BON! We’ll meet in heaven!
We are perfect. All the others are sinners and they will burn in hell!

My friends, I have good news for you!
Some of those teachings will make a very humble person out of you.
However, you are also playing to lose…every time!
Is that fun?
No.
In order to become free and start a new and better life, today, I’m not inviting you to accept JESUS CHRIST once again, but I’m inviting you to play smarter by accepting Jesus Christ siblings: COMMON SENSE, DISCIPLINE AND SCIENCE!

With Common Sense and SCIENCE you will make better decisions in your life and you will be not only a good Christian (since you already accepted Jesus) but a honest person and a successful and engaged Citizen!

And finally, instead of cursing the people who hurt you or secretly meeting with a houngan (or more a MALFEKTE as they say in Haiti – nothing personal against the voodoo by the way) in this case to make things right or choose some other dangerous roads, I’d say you can do better:
You can forgive and move on or follow the laws by doing whatever the book allows you to do to get Justice when appropriate. And it’s important to share your experiences and raise awareness so others may learn from your mistakes and misfortunes….

After all, a true Democratic society is based on JUSTICE and FREEDOM!

Don’t just wait for miracles, make them happen with a better and stronger attitude while, of course, still going to any Church where you feel comfortable!

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End of the (2013) electoral crisis in Haiti?

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Repeated Crisis can be fatal to our young and fragile Democracy so they should be avoided whenever possible and at all costs.
In the meantime, it’s very positive and encouraging to see some unnecessary crisis coming to an end…
Kudos to the parliament and the CSPJ for coming to their senses and working out some compromises.
With 9 legitimate members, the Electoral Council should be able to organize credible elections at the end of this year.
With credible elections, this legislature, the CSPJ and the whole administration will show MATURITY and some very promising signs of a new Haiti, struggling but willing to move forward regardless.

Better Haitians=Better Haiti.

Latest updates:

The parliament finally designated 3 members to represent them at the Electoral Council (Collège Transitoire du conseil électoral permanent – CTCEP): Georges Pierre Simon, Maxime Magloire et Yolande Dumorné.

The CSPJ also sent a letter to the executive to terminate the 3 contested members previously selected to represent them at the Council. The new 3 members should replace them soon.

The electoral council will be responsible for organizing elections to renew 1/3 of the Senate (10 Seats), all mayors and the Territorial collectivities nationwide…
Those elections are 20 months behind schedule.

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AYITI DEMAIN radio show LIVE tonight 03/10/2013 (8pm ish).

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At Ayiti Demain tonight our special guest is: Professor & Economist Nesmy Manigat (Vice-President NE Haiti Chamber of Commerce). We’ll talk about the current state of the Haitian economy and the future of Petrocaribe.

Our second special guest is the President of Norigene Foundation: Roselene Jean. We’ll talk about the work of her organization with handicapped children and women in Thomonde…We’ll also honor and celebrate Women’s international day with her and have her take on women’s challenges in Haiti…

Our contributor Marthe Sabine Cadet-Lorgeat will continue with her weekly topic on Leadership and Teamwork.

Poirier Rene will summarize this week news with additional comments….

Our co-host and co-producer Louinel Maximize Jean will add value to the discussions while sharing with us his latest successful tube: CHOFFEUR/DRIVER…

Finally stay tuned for our new topic: TI KOZE DIASPORA.

Stay tuned via www.radiofos.com, Radio Megastar 97.3 FM (Haiti), our sister networks or by phone: 712-432-1979.

To participate (share your comments and ask questions): 404-537-2079.

Ayiti Demain, LIVE every Sunday starting 8:00pm ish.

We dig deeper.
We educate.
We inform…with a positive attitude.

Better Haitians=Better Haiti.

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