IJDH publishes our latest Human Rights Update, covering key recent developments relevant to human rights in Haiti from June through November 2023. The Update offers an overview of what is an ever-deepening governance, insecurity, and humanitarian catastrophe and highlights Haitians' continued call for the international community to stop propping up Haiti's current de facto government.
This year's International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) could be seen as a marker of the ways in which successive governments and the international actors who have enabled them have failed Haiti’s women and girls. But Haitian women and girls, including at BAI, are fighting back, which is why the 2023 IDEVAW and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence it kicks off, are an even better opportunity to celebrate – and actively support! – their advocacy and mobilization.
In a show of courageous leadership, the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NHAEON) and FANM in Action write to the Biden administration to oppose its proposed international military intervention in Haiti. “The U.S. must immediately stop propping up the unconstitutional de facto regime” and more.
On August 17, BAI hosted a webinar with the next generation of Haitian women human rights lawyers, who discussed their theses and vision for a Haiti in which women are empowered to contribute fully and equally, both in law and in other spheres of Haitian life.
The Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti is a U.S.-based human rights non-profit organization. Established in 2004, it is a partnership of human rights advocates in Haiti and the U.S., dedicated to tackling the root causes of injustice that impacts basic human rights in Haiti.