Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert: Thursday September 18, 2014 Help spread the word: It’s been almost 4 years and still no UN accountability Be Part of the Solution for Haiti: Make a Difference a Half Hour at a time 9/18/2014 Dear Friend, Thank you so much if you attended yesterday’s conference call on cholera justice. We had a lively conversation about the history and status of the ongoing legal case and how it advances the goal of UN accountability. We also heard about upcoming opportunities for advocacy. If you missed it, dial (712) 432-1219 and follow the instructions using Meeting ID 416-399-999 and Reference Number 2 to listen.* As promised, here’s how you can help us advocate for justice: Take Action! The cholera epidemic was brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers in 2010, shortly after an earthquake already devastated the country. The […]
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 7/25/2014 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 […]
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Half-Hour for Haiti Action Alert: Ask UN to Stand Up for Haitian Cholera Victims’ Human Rights on Human Rights Day!
Please take two minutes to sign the petition at http://ow.ly/7RVXO to Ask the UN to Stand Up for Haitian Cholera Victims’ Human Rights on Human Rights Day! Why This Is Important The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has launched a “Celebrate Human Rights” campaign to commemorate the December 10 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The rights enshrined in the UDHR include the rights to life (Art. 3), health (Art. 25) and to access to competent national tribunals for rights violations. “Universal” means “everyone”, including Haitians. This Human Rights Day, let’s ask UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay, to stand up for victims of the cholera that UN peacekeepers introduced to Haiti in October 2010. Haitians’ rights to health and to life are being violated: over 26,000 and 200 killed in […]
Amnesty International Urgent Action Alert: Eviction Threat for Makeshift Camp in Haiti Be Part of the Solution for Haiti: Make a Difference a Half an Hour at a time Urgent Action Required Amnesty International recently issued a second action alert this week calling for protection for the earthquake survivors in Palais de l’Art, who are facing imminent and illegal eviction. IJDH and the BAI are working with the Palais de l’Art Community and fully support Amnesty International’s Action. Please make your voice heard, you can make a difference. Over 300 people who have been living in a makeshift camp in the capital of Haiti since their homes were destroyed in the earthquake in January 2010 have been threatened with forced eviction. Amnesty International is concerned that if evicted they may not receive alternative adequate accommodation and will be forced to live on […]
Amnesty International Urgent Action Alert: Fear for Eviction of Two Hundred Families Be Part of the Solution for Haiti: Make a Difference a Half an Hour at a time Urgent Action Required Amnesty International recently issued an action alert calling for protection for the earthquake survivors in Camp Mosayik, who are facing imminent and illegal eviction. IJDH and the BAI are working with the Mosayik Community and fully support Amnesty International’s Action. Please make your voice heard, you can make a difference. Families living in a makeshift camp called Camp Mosayik in the Delmas municipality of the capital Port-au-Prince have been threatened with eviction. On the afternoon of 9 September four people claiming to represent the Delmas municipal authorities arrived at the camp. They proceeded to mark several shelters on the perimeter of the camp for demolition on 13 September. They […]