Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Fluent French Speakers Needed for Victim Empowerment Project

Dear Friend,

IJDH is seeking fluent French speakers to contribute to a time sensitive, critical opportunity to empower victims of cholera to assert their right to remedies.

Last week, the UN launched a new response to cholera in Haiti, which includes a commitment to consulting with victims during the elaboration of the new plan. BAI is working rapidly to roll out a series of training sessions with victims groups on the new plan and the right to reparations. These trainings aim to empower victims to engage meaningfully and assert their rights in the forthcoming consultation process.

To prepare for these training sessions, we’d like to share with trainers a report that was prepared by Carla Ferstman at REDRESS and discusses the right to reparation in the context of the cholera epidemic with the colleagues who will be leading the trainings. This report will be a critical tool for the trainers to be able to pass on key information to victims about their rights.

The report is in English, and needs to be translated into French. We are seeking volunteers who can translate 5 pages each of the report by the end of the day Sunday, December 11. Since accuracy will be vitally important in this effort, we kindly seek volunteers who are:

– Fluent French speakers

– Have a legal or human rights background

– Can firmly commit to meeting the deadline of Sunday, December 11.

If you are available to help out with this important project, please contact Beatrice@ijdh.org ASAP.

Please also forward this to anyone in your network who might be able to pitch in.

Sincerely,

Beatrice Lindstrom

 

Staff Attorney

 

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