Development worker Karina Cuba (second from left) with Amada Bernal, Quisqueya Proud-Homme, Belcis Leclerc and Wilson Pie - health promoters in Partido, Dominican Republic, with our food security project (photo © Fran Afonso/Progressio)
- Do more to address gender inequalities and promote opportunities for women throughout the island.
- Train more people in local areas so they have the knowledge, ability and confidence to have their say in decisions that affect their lives.
- Promote the human rights of all people without discrimination.
- Promote the civil participation of all people.
- Work with local grassroots organisations to achieve sustainable and diversified agricultural production that conserves and protects the environment and improves the quality of life in communities.
- Strengthen people's knowledge and capacity in the prevention and management of natural hazards and disasters.
- Built the capacity of civil society organisations in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, enabling them to have a positive impact on public policy and in the communities in which they operate.
- Supported processes, analysis and advocacy to achieve greater social investment in the Dominican Republic, especially in health, women's rights and education.
- Helped improve legislation related to HIV and AIDS in order to reduce HIV prevalence among the general population and especially among women and youth.
- Played a key role in developing the participatory budgeting process (giving people a say in local government spending) and provided training and support for vulnerable and poor communities to participate in this process.
- Worked as a member of the Help Haiti platform of organisations to coordinate relief efforts after the January 2010 earthquake.