Project profile — From incarceration to reintegration: Women and minors incarcerated in Haiti


Terre des Hommes Italy
2021-07-19 - 2022-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Prisons (15137) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to create favourable conditions for the successful reintegration of incarcerated women and minors in Haiti after they are released. The project also seeks to combat recidivism, reduce violence and prevent social destabilization in Haiti. The targeted groups in custody are minor boys, girls and approximately 200 women, in addition to officers from the penitentiary administration division. The project uses a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, meaning a psychosocial approach that will allow beneficiaries to take advantage of socio-educational activities and participate in training activities while incarcerated. The project centres on 2 strategic priorities: re educating and reintegrating incarcerated women and minors, and building the capacities of the penitentiary administration division.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include the following: (1) strengthening the re education, psychosocial assistance and socio familial reintegration pathway of women and minors; and (2) building the penitentiary administration division’s support and re education capacities at the technical and logistical levels.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2022 include: (1) delivered social assistance and retraining activities to 242 women and 196 minors; (2) 131 incarcerated women and 138 incarcerated minors received vocational training; (3) carried out a literacy program for 136 incarcerated women and 192 incarcerated minors; (4) held 29 training sessions focused on various themes with 712 incarcerated women and minors; (5) completed 263 family searches during and found 214 families were; (6) project beneficiaries implemented 162 individual projects; (7) created a methodology guide for officers with Haiti’s penitentiary administration; and (8) acquired four secure and operational spaces to hold retraining and social assistance activities in prisons.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $37,500
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
20-09-2022 Disbursement $37,499
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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