Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Haiti’s trials just beginning as world shifts focus

Mark Schuller discusses the lack of response in Haiti post-Hurricane Matthew. From Haiti’s historic centralization to the agricultural crisis, Schuller highlights the need for a much stronger response. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. As The World Looks Elsewhere, Haiti’s Disaster Is Just Beginning Mark Schuller, Huffington Post November 7, 2016 I returned from my shortest trip to Haiti last week, back to DeKalb, Illinois, an agribusiness hub, hosting Nestle and Monsanto processing plants. Most cornfields have been harvested. The Cubs won the world series for the first time in 108 years. Another of Illinois’ home grown, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has an 84% likelihood of being elected the U.S. first female president in a couple of days, per the New York Times. Meanwhile Haiti is all but forgotten. A month ago, Hurricane Matthew ripped through […]

Nicole Phillips interview with Africa Now: Haiti Beyond Hurricane Matthew

Check out the podcast below for an interview with IJDH’s Nicole Philips with Africa Now. Phillips discusses the Haiti’s history before Hurricane Matthew, including the 2010 earthquake and its aftermath, Haiti today, Haiti’s response to Hurricane Matthew, responsible donations, Haitian elections, and cholera accountability. Africa Now: Haiti Beyond Hurricane Matthew Africa Now October 26, 2016  

Déclaration de l’expert indépendant du conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies sur Haïti

Mr. Gustavo Gallón, expert indépendant du conseil des droits de l’homme des Nations Unies, a publié une déclaration sur l’état des droits de l’homme en Haïti. Sa déclaration couvre un grand nombre de questions troublantes en Haïti, comme des dommages après l’ouragan Matthew, problèmes de santé mentale, épidémie de choléra et de la responsabilité des Nations Unies, l’état des prisons en Haïti, reparations, l’analphabétisme, et violence contre les personnes LGBTI. CONFÉRENCE DE PRESSE MR. GUSTAVO GALLÓN EXPERT INDÉPENDANT DU CONSEIL DES DROITS DE L’HOMME DES NATIONS UNIES SUR LA SITUATION DES DROITS DE L’HOMME EN HAÏTI Logan Abassi, MINUSTAH Octobre 25, 2016   Port-au-Prince Mesdames et messieurs, Permettez-moi, tout d’abord, de réitérer l’expression de mes sentiments de solidarité avec les victimes de l’ouragan Matthew et avec le peuple Haïtien dans son ensemble qui a été soumis à cette nouvelle catastrophe le […]

How Poor Water and Sanitation Impact Education in Haiti

On March 23, 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council met to discuss the latest report by the Gustavo Gallón, the UN Independent Expert on Haiti. The statement below comes from one of the groups who participated in this meeting, Human Rights Watch (HRW). HRW highlights the effects of poor water and sanitation on education in Haiti, particularly for girls, and the need for adjudication of the UN’s introduction of cholera to Haiti. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. UN Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the Independent Expert on Haiti Human Rights Watch March 23, 2016 Thank you, Mr. Gallon for your continued work on human rights in Haiti. … On the question of cholera, Human Rights Watch has noted that to date, there has been no independent adjudication of the facts surrounding […]

UN Report Makes Important Recommendations on Education in Haiti

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has released a groundbreaking report in education in Haiti. In the report, the Committee emphasizes the importance of free quality education and reminds the Haitian government of its responsibilities regulating education. For only the second time ever (the previous time being in a Brazil report), the Committee also addresses structural discrimination. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti: United Nations report puts for-profit education on the side-lines Education International February 18, 2016 The Committee on the Rights of the Child, a United Nations body of independent experts that monitors the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, has shown great concern over the access and quality of education in Haiti through the publication of its latest report on the country. Discrimination, […]

PEN American Center Hiring Development Fellow

Part of the job description is below. Click HERE for more info. PEN American Center seeks a Fellow for a short-term position working with PEN Haiti in Port-au-Prince. The Fellow will support the President and Board of PEN Haiti in reviewing and implementing strategic priorities in PEN’s work to promote literature and defend free expression, potentially including fundraising, outreach, advocacy, public programming, and organizational development. Background: PEN American Center is the largest of the 144 PEN Centers that together compose PEN International, a leading international literary and free expression organization. At PEN America, the Center Development Program collaborates with PEN Centers worldwide to strengthen their work and the global network. PEN Haiti, founded in 2008, suffered the loss of its first President in the 2010 earthquake. It has emerged from that tragedy with new leadership and founded a House of […]

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