Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Press Advisory – UN Cholera Plan Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (New York and Boston): media@ijdh.org, +617-652- 0876 Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (Port-au-Prince) : sienna@ijdh.org, +509-4875-3444   PRESS ADVISORY Thursday, December 1, 2016, New York — On Thursday, December 1, the UN Secretary-General is launching a new UN response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti.  The Secretary-General is also expected to address Haitians who have suffered from cholera during the presentation, and may issue a public apology for the UN’s introduction of cholera to Haiti. What: Secretary-General address on new cholera response. When: Thursday December 1, 3:00 pm. Where: Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY.   The session is open, but U.N. accreditation is required to attend.  The session will also be live-streamed at http://webtv.un.org. Prior to the session, the Deputy Secretary-General is holding a press briefing at […]

International Teams to Witness Haiti’s Elections in Hurricane-Devastated Southern Departments

      MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 18, 2016 Contacts : Vilés Alizar, Program Director, Reseau National des Droits Humains, +509 3704 6506 (French, Kreyol) Marie Yolène Gilles Colas, Assistant Program Director, Reseau National des Droits Humains, +509 3728 8466 (French, Kreyol) Pierre Esperance, Executive Director, Reseau National des Droits Humains, +509 3776 2110 (French, Kreyol) Jessica Hsu, foreign observer with Reseau National des Droits Humains, +509 4451 5563, jesseshoe@gmail.com (English, Kreyol) Jake Johnston, Research Associate, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), +509 3494 2879, johnston@cepr.net (English, Spanish) Nicole Phillips, Staff Attorney, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), nicole@ijdh.org, +509 4645 2888 (English, French, Kreyol) International Teams to Witness Haiti’s Elections in Hurricane-Devastated Southern Departments Members of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), National […]

Doctors Without Borders Supports Sexual Violence Survivors

MEDIA ADVISORY  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Contact: Jessica Brown +1-212-763-5740 MSF MEDIA ADVISORY: HAITI: PHOTOGRAPHER BENEDICTE KURZEN SHEDS LIGHT ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE  Sexual violence in Haiti is a medical emergency, and affects a disproportionate number of children. July 11-15, NOOR photographer Benedicte Kurzen will be sharing the reality of the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) sexual violence clinic in Port-au-Prince directly over MSF’s Instagram. Since opening a year ago, the number of survivors coming to the Pran Men m (Creole for “Take My Hand”) clinic in Port-au-Prince has risen to one hundred per month. More than half of the patients are under 18 years of age. MSF provides medical and psychological care, and other support where necessary. The MSF clinic is part of a broader network of Haitian organizations supporting survivors of sexual violence. Benedicte’s work will further seek to […]

Joint Report Issued on Conditions in Haiti’s Displaced Persons’ Camps

MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Joint Report Issued on Conditions in Haiti’s Displaced Persons Camps Authors Describe Urgency of Unmet Needs, Press for Better Aid Distribution (Washington DC, March 30, 2010)–A coalition of lawyers, researchers, and statisticians has issued a joint report detailing the dire living conditions in six internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in and around Port-au-Prince. Representatives from prominent organizations committed to a rights-based approach to earthquake recovery in Haiti–the LAMP for Haiti Foundation (LAMP), the Haiti Justice Project at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University (EMSoL), the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and the Lawyers’ Earthquake Response Network (LERN)–conducted two different surveys to assess relief efforts from the perspective of survivors. More than 4,600 displaced persons were interviewed to determine whether their basic needs […]

Letter: NGOs Urge that Human Rights Drive Haiti Aid Efforts (ENGLISH)

More than 300 NGOs Urge that Human Rights Drive Haiti Aid Efforts, Click here for Media Advisory Parisyon kreyol Version française Versión en español English Version [gview file=”http://ijdh.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Haiti-NGOs-Letter-signatures-ENGLISH.pdf” height=”10%” width=”10%”] March 18, 2010 Your Excellency, On the occasion of the Donors’ Conference on Haiti, we, organizations from around the world, call on your government to make human rights the guiding principle of international assistance to Haiti. We applaud the generosity and commitment of the international community to provide assistance to the Haitian people in their greatest time of need.  Care, however, must be taken to ensure that assistance respects the human rights and dignity of all Haitians. Too often, in Haiti and around the world, recipients of assistance have been treated as victims deserving of charity, rather than individuals entitled to human rights.  They have been excluded from decisions affecting […]

Groups to Testify on Haiti and Human Rights before Inter-American Commission

MEDIA ADVISORY Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Groups to Testify on Haiti and Human Rights before Inter-American Commission Experts will Detail Haiti Aid Challenges, Press for an Investigation by the OAS (Boston, New York, Port-au-Prince, Washington DC, March 17, 2010)—A delegation of experts will testify before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington D.C. on March 23rd, from 9-10 a.m.  Representatives from prominent organizations committed to respecting human rights and improving conditions in Haiti—the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) at NYU School of Law, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Partners In Health (PIH)/Zanmi Lasante (ZL), and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights (RFK Center)—will provide testimony aimed at encouraging the Commission to formally investigate the human rights impacts of post-earthquake aid on behalf of […]

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