Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Join the Team as a Volunteer Coordinator and Let’s Make Justice Happen

IJDH Volunteer Coordinator Internship Start Date: Immediate Opening Application Deadline: Rolling Basis About Us IJDH has successfully helped Haitians enforce their human rights since 2004. The Institute partners with BAI to support grassroots struggles for justice in Haiti and in the powerful countries abroad where decisions about Haitians’ rights are often made. IJDH and BAI combine traditional legal strategies with organizing, emerging technology and public advocacy to address the root causes of instability and poverty in Haiti. We fight for justice with routinely excellent legal work, but also with creativity, humility, inspiration and humor, and a supportive work culture. We effect broad changes with modest resources by nurturing large advocacy networks. IJDH is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join its Boston office. The position is ideal for an undergraduate or graduate student interested in global human rights advocacy and […]

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 […]

UNITED FRONT OF THE HAITIAN DIASPORA TO DEPLOY AN ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO HAITI FOR THE 2016 ELECTIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE United Front Washington DC, September 10, 2016: UNITED FRONT OF THE HAITIAN DIASPORA TO DEPLOY AN ELECTION OBSERVATION MISSION TO HAITI FOR THE 2016 ELECTIONS The United Front of the Haitian Diaspora will deploy an Election Observation Mission for the general elections of the Republic of Haiti, scheduled for the 9 of October, 2016. The UF, working under the guidance of the Haiti’s Conseil Electoral Provisoire (CEP), will assess the elections against national law and international principles for elections contained in regional and international law and standards. “The UF EOM’s presence will show the United Front of the Haitian Diaspora’s commitment to participate in the affairs of Haiti and the conduct of inclusive, transparent and credible elections in Haiti. The UF will not just focus on the election days, but on all aspects of the electoral process, including […]

Amnesty International USA Seeks volunteer Country Specialist for Haiti

Amnesty International USA is seeking a qualified volunteer Country Specialist to help monitor the human rights situation in Haiti and to mobilize action in response to developing needs to promote and protect human rights there. This Country Specialist is part of a corps of volunteer leaders who serve as country experts and strategists for Amnesty International USA.  These specialists serve as a link between Amnesty’s primary research staff based abroad and the members and staff of the US branch of the organization.  Country Specialists develop a solid understanding of Amnesty International’s concerns in the target country, and may be called upon to represent the organization in relevant forums. In collaboration with others, Country Specialists develop action strategies designed to bring about positive change in the human rights situation in the target country.  These strategies may involve rapid responses, media and […]

Speak Out for Haiti Seeks Volunteer

Volunteer Position—Speak Out for Haiti          Speak Out for Haiti (www.speakoutforhaiti.org/) provides resources for U.S. friends of Haiti to advocate for policies that will enhance stability and prosperity in Haiti, and learn about political and institutional challenges to justice and democracy in the country. With a particular attention to connecting the many U.S. faith-based Haiti charitable and service efforts to advocacy, we provide educational resources as well as email and social media alerts. The mission is to provide U.S. friends of Haiti with reliable information as well as regular opportunities to take action in support of our Haitian brothers and sisters. Position Description: A volunteer is needed to help move Speak Out for Haiti up to the next level by increasing its membership and improving its communications and action alerts. The Volunteer will coordinate the drafting and […]

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Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
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