12 — Haiti
Feminist Electrification: Ensuring Pro-Women Outcomes in Rural Energy Access
A woman-run organization that creates access to sustainable energy across Haiti.
Energy poverty, a lack of access to modern energy services, is disproportionally affecting women in rural areas.
EarthSpark International, a women-run enterprise, is meeting this challenge head on by approaching all its energy access projects with a gender lens, referring to this as ‘feminist electrification.’
Feminist electrification increases the participation of and benefits to women in rural areas across infrastructure planning, training and employment, local women-led business support, domestic energy use, and community resource availability.