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Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, is visiting Haiti from 16 to 18 September 2013, in order to measure the progress made in cooperation between Haiti and UNESCO, 3 and a half years after her visit in March 2010.
Monday, as part of the "Qubec encounters in Haiti" organized under the chairmanship of Dany Laferrire from 1 to May 8, Maka Kotto, the Quebec Minister of Culture and Communication, accompanied by some members of his Cabinet, visited the Museum of Haitian National Pantheon (MUPANAH) in presence of his Haitian counterpart Josette Darguste.
Each year during Holy Week, Leogane became the seat of a competition to choose the best Rara of the region.
As part of International Women's Day, Josette Darguste, the Minister of Culture, launched the initiative "Femmes et encre" (Women and ink) during a ceremony that paid homage posthumously to 8 female authors. The initiative will foster mentorship and promotion of female authors in Haiti.
The Ministry of Culture has launched this Thursday, August 30, 2012, the "Study project on the cultural sectors economically viable" (PEFEV).This study should provide the State of tools and data enabling it to measure the contribution of cultural industries to the national economy in terms of employment, value added and trade.
A group of young artists recently launched a series of childrens rights days in marginalized neighborhoods of northwestern Haiti. The first of these days called attention to restaveks, children who are forced to work as domestic servants. The artists want to increase awareness of children's rights here, saying they recognize children as the key to the countrys future.