November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, kicks off 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against women and girls. The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) calls for urgent, sustained, and well-funded action to protect Haiti’s women and girls from violence and to support their leadership and equal enjoyment of human rights. Photo: Pierre Marckinson
As the international community considers an armed intervention to tackle Haiti's humanitarian crisis, many in Haiti and beyond are concerned that a foreign military intervention will result in the same horrors - civilian massacres, gender-based violence, and a public health crisis - perpetrated under previous interventions, all without addressing the root causes of the crisis. Read some of their concerns and perspectives here.
In a new press release, IJDH and BAI denounce the UN’s failure to eliminate cholera brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers. The UN’s refusal to keep its promise to invest $400 million to improve water, sanitation and hygiene access and provide compensation to victims has allowed cholera to resurge.
Join IJDH, Haiti Response Coalition, and allies for a Haiti Advocacy Campaign to call on the US government to stop supporting Haiti’s repressive and corrupt government, so that a Haitian-led solution to the crisis can emerge.
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization. Established in 2004, it is a partnership of human rights advocates in Haiti and the U.S., dedicated to tackling the root causes of injustice that impacts basic human rights in Haiti.