Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

JOIN us Friday, February 3 for book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake

What: The New England book launch of Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake.  This new release offers a new narrative on Haiti – with over 40 essays by the voices of Haiti themselves – scholars, journalists and activists. New England is also well-represented in this collection, including two essays from Boston Haitian Reporter editors — see Boston Globe piece. WHO : Manolia Charlotin,     Editor & Business Manager, Boston Haitian Reporter Brian Concannon,     Director of the Institute of Justice & Democracy in Haiti Valerie Kaussen,     Associate Professor, University of Missouri Jane Regan, Multimedia Journalist currently teaching journalism in Haiti Mark Schuller, Assistant Professor, York College (CUNY) Patrick Sylvain,     Haitian Language & Culture Instructor, Brown University When: Friday, February 3rd 6:30pm Where: Starr Auditorium | Harvard Kennedy School of Government 79 John F. Kennedy Street (2nd floor of the Belfer Building – enter from Eliot st) Cambridge, MA 02138 RSVP: Visit Facebook or […]

Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation Invites You to a Special Conversation with Mario Joseph, Managing Attorney at the BAI

Human Rights in Haiti Please join us next Thursday evening from 5:30-7pm at the Boston Foundation, to hear IJDH Haitian affiliate, the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI)’s Managing Attorney, Mario Joseph, speak about human rights in Haiti. This exciting event is sponsored by one of IJDH-BAI’s key supporters and partners, the Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation, who we cannot thank enough for their help in fighting for the rights of Haiti’s poor majority. Hope to see you there! Thursday, October 27, 2011 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Boston Foundation 75 Arlington Street, 10th Floor, Boston Please RSVP to Laura McConaghy at or 617-338-267 no later than Monday, October 24, 2011.

IJDH-BAI Co-Sponsored Event: Panel Discussion with Human Rights Legal Experts on Gender-based Violence in Haiti

Combating Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls in Post-Disaster Haiti: Utilizing the Commitment of Security Council Resolution 1325 Follow live twitter coverage: #UPR and @ijdh More than a year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the government of Haiti, the United Nations, and the international community have failed to effectively respond to gender-based violence against Haitian women and girls living in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. The panel seeks to highlight the continuing problem of violence against women and girls in Haiti in the post-disaster context, to address the challenges that lie ahead, for example, forced evictions at the hands of the Haitian Government with its acquiescence that devastate communities in combating this epidemic, as well as possible contributions that can lead to its alleviation and eventual eradication. Speakers in legal experts in the areas of human rights advocacy […]

Boston Office Opening Event

Many thanks to those of you who helped celebrate our office opening on September 14! The evening was a great success, with over 80 people in attendance, delicious Haitian rum punch, pikliz and more, served and prepared by our amazing team of IJDH interns and volunteers. The celebration featured some inspiring speeches from: Manolia Charlotin, Boston Haitian Reporter Editor; Marie St. Fleur, Esq., Boston Mayor Thomas Menino’s Chief of Advocacy and Strategic Investment; Wadner Oge,Esq., IJDH volunteer; Rob Broggi, IJDH board member; and our very own Brian Concannon, Esq., IJDH Director. We were thrilled to share the evening with so many of our supporters, partners, and members of the Haitian community. The entire IJDH team is grateful for such a warm welcoming to Boston! For those of you who were not able to attend, we are sorry we missed you […]

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti – Home

September 6, 2005: Plan for Worldwide Solidarity Protests on September 30 A Call to Action in Solidarity with Haiti, Sept. 30th Organizing Committee   International Day of Solidarity with Haiti, September 30 Foundation    

Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti – Home

AHP News – August 24, 2005 – English translation (Unofficial)     ———————————————————————— The General Directorate of the PNH affirms its intention to put an end to the “lynching” of Haitians in the populist districts: the police spokesperson affirms that she has no precise information on the tragedy at Grand’ Ravine ———————————————————————— Port-au-Prince, August 24, 2005 (AHP)- The General Directorate of the national police expressed serious concern Wednesday at the repetition of acts of “lynching” of individuals considered, it said, to be dangerous criminals. In a press release  signed by police Director General Mario Andrésol, the PNH said that while it recognizes the right of populations to self-defense, it is obliged to point out to them that the practice of popular justice constitutes a violation of the penal code and an act against public order that can be subject to […]

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