Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Half Hour for Haiti: Human Rights is Key

Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert:
Friday July 25, 2014
Help spread the word: Human rights is the way to build Haiti

Be Part of the Solu­tion for Haiti: Make a Dif­fer­ence a Half Hour at a time


Dear Friend,

Thank you so much if you made it to yesterday’s conference call on How Human Rights Can Build Haiti: Activists, Lawyers, and the Grassroots Campaign. The questions were insightful and it was a motivating discussion that we hope will continue on past the call. If you missed it, here‘s a recap.

As mentioned on the call, we’re bringing back the monthly Half Hour for Haiti Action Alerts, in which you can take on one task to help advance human rights in Haiti, for half an hour or less. See this month’s action below.

Take Action!

Fran Quigley’s new book about BAI, IJDH, and human rights, How Human Rights Can Build Haiti, comes out this month. This book will be a great tool to demonstrate how human rights work and systemic change are the best ways to build a better Haiti. Every day, human rights abuses get in the way of progress–whether it is fair and representative elections, evictions of internally displaced persons, or under-paying factory workers. Haiti needs human rights for political, economic, and all other forms of progress. Here’s how you can help us spread the message:

  • Talk about the book. Tell your friends, family, coworkers and acquaintances why this is a must-read. Spread the word via social media and emails.
  • Buy the book. It will be available online and at your local bookstore. If your local library doesn’t have a copy yet, gift one to the attention of the Director of Circulation so it can be placed on display with the other new books.
  • Request the book. If your local library or bookstore doesn’t have it yet, ask everyone you know to request the book so they know it’s in demand and request copies from the publisher.

Don’t forget, the author’s proceeds go directly to BAI and IJDH, to help us continue partnering with Haitians to build the rule of law in Haiti. Check out his site,, for more ways to help.


Mesi anpil!

Kermshlise Picard
Communications Coordinator

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