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PEN Haiti Hiring a New Fellow

PEN American Center is offering a fellowship to support their colleagues at PEN Haiti. Essentially they are looking for an energetic young development or human rights professional (possibly a recent Master’s program graduate, for example). The best candidate would be fluent in Creole and French, but possibly could manage with French. The Fellow would be supporting the president of PEN Haiti and its board, helping to continue building the organization and its role in promoting literature and free expression in Haiti. The position offers a great opportunity to develop expertise through four months in Haiti, and includes $1,000 per month stipend plus round-trip travel and insurance. The application deadline is July 31, 2015.   Click HERE for more info and qualifications.

Haitian American Caucus Seeks Executive Assistant

The Haitian American Caucus (HAC)- US is a grassroots movement of leading young Haitian professionals whose mission is to provide the Haitian Diaspora in New York City with access to information and resources that will foster self-development and success. Advocacy and services are at the core of all of our initiatives. Our goal is to improve the reputation and visibility of Haitian Americans by breaking barriers we face in America. We are dedicated to educating young Haitian professionals and providing them with essential tools to ensure success in their personal and professional lives. SEEKING: Full-time interns in New York City who are looking to work hard to help develop and grow the organization. RESPONSIBILITIES: Executive Director (ED) assistance may include, but not be limited to: Manage & maintain day-to-day calendars & itineraries for Executive Director Maintain & update files & […]

Hastings Law Students Partner with Haitian Law Students

Over their spring break, a delegation of 9 students from UC Hastings College of the Law went to Haiti to support Haiti’s legal education system and engage in human rights advocacy. The trip was led by IJDH’s own Nicole Phillips, along with another Hastings professor. Among the activities during the trip, the Hastings students learned from BAI about the cholera case and BAI’s response to rapes of poor women and girls. As Mildred Aristide pointed out about trips like these: “Aid can only go so far. Training partnerships are more effective and are what’s needed.” Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Not Your Typical Spring Break The Hastings to Haiti Partnership Delegation spent the week engaging with Haitian law students and legal organizations. UC Hastings College of the Law March 30, 2015 “For many, Haiti […]

Rural Haitian Communities Tackle Access to Justice

This is BAI’s 2nd blog post on their new Civic Engagement Program (PEC). The PEC aims to educate low-income communities on their human rights to clean water and primary education. These informed citizens will then be better equipped to develop strategies to demand those rights. In this post, the community members discuss corruption in the judicial system. Part of the post is below. Click HERE for the full text. Cliquez ICI pour la version française. Tackling Access to Justice in Civic Engagement Meetings Bureau des Avocats Internationaux February 23, 2015 On a rainy day in January, BAI attorneys traveled to the outskirts of Saut d’Eau to meet with community members as part of BAI’s Civic Engagement Program. Meeting face to face with community members enables BAI attorneys to gain firsthand insight into the problems specific communities are facing, and to […]

New BAI Blog on Civic Engagement Program

December 17, 2014 Bureau des Avocats Internationaux has just launched a blog about their new Civic Engagement Program! The program, which officially launched the first week of December, seeks to educate 3 low-income communities about their human rights and help them claim them. This blog will keep us posted on its progress and achievements. The blog will be in English, French, and Haitian Creole. Check it out! 17 decembre 2014 Le Bureau des Avocats Internationaux a récemment lancé un blog sur son nouveau Programme d’Engagement Civique! Le programme à officiellement pris naissance au cours de la première semaine du mois de décembre. Il veut travailler dans la formation de 3 communautés défavorisées en ce qui attrait à leurs droits humains et aussi de les aider à revendiquer ces droits. Ce blog nous tiendra au courant de ses progrès et de ses réalisations. Le blog sera en anglais, en français, […]

Haitian Students Need Better Water and Sanitation

While education is a crucial part of a better future for Haiti, schools currently pose a major threat to students’ health. Most schools lack toilets or access to water, increasing children’s risk of contracting illnesses like cholera. As the October 9th conference–intended to increase financial commitments to water and sanitation–approaches, this is a key topic of discussion. Part of the article is below. Click HERE for the full text. Haiti: Students Need Safe Water, Toilets Human Rights Watch October 8, 2014 (Washington, DC) – The World Bank, international donors, and the government of Haiti should include an emphasis on water and sanitation in schools at the October 9, 2014 donors’ conference, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to a vice president at the World Bank. The conference in Washington, DC, is intended to galvanize greater financial commitments for clean water and improved sanitation […]

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