3 results for tag: Human Rights


New Publication Links Container-Based Sanitation and Human Rights

Haiti's sanitation system leaves 19% of urban households without improved sanitation access. CBS systems can help expand access while also creating safer jobs in Haiti.  At SOIL, our strategic objectives are informed by careful research and data. We are also committed  to understanding the human rights implications of the work we do. We are pleased to share a recent publication, in partnership with researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, and published in H2Open Journal, that explores the potential for container-based sanitation (CBS) as a component of Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) in densely populated, low-reso...

Dignity and Respect for Haitian Refugees at the U.S. Border

Statement from SOIL CEO, Dr. Sasha Kramer, September 21, 2021 As an organization working on public health and human rights issues in Haiti for the past 16 years, SOIL unequivocally condemns the treatment of Haitian refugees on the Texas border. We are horrified at the way that public health measures enacted to protect human lives would be abused and distorted to unabashedly crush the hopes of thousands of Haitian families fighting for access to basic human rights, putting them directly in harm’s way. The world is now witnessing the largest deportation operation in U.S. history on the southern border as the U.S. sends hundreds of families ...

In the Business of Change: Promoting Sustainable Sanitation in Haiti

As we kick off the New Year, we're doubling down on our commitment to expand access to safe and sustainable sanitation in Haiti and we were excited to join See Change's Elisa Birnbaum for an episode of their podcast, In the Business of Change, to talk more about it. In the episode, SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer recounts how SOIL blended principles from the fundamentals of ecology and human rights advocacy to build a holistic sanitation service that takes on a symptom of poverty, in this case a lack of access to sanitation, and transforms it into an environmental solution. If you've ever wondered about how SOIL started ...