Beginning this fall semester, we are seeking a quarter-time, year-long policy and research fellow to support the ongoing development of the advocacy infrastructure of the Haitian Women’s Collective. As a member of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG), the Haitian Women’s Collective will sponsor a policy fellow as part of their membership participation. Read More
Tomorrow, July 7th, marks the one year anniversary of the assassination of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse. His murder came only days after the killings of activist Netty Duclaire, journalist Diego Charles, and nineteen others in Delmas 32. No one has been held to account.
As long as the US allows Henry to veto negotiations, a Haitian solution cannot emerge.Read More
Members of Congress continue to speak out on matters related to the governance situation in Haiti and how it factors into the insecurity situation and international affairs.
“For too long, U.S. policies and relations with the Haitian people have perpetuated anti-Blackness and exacerbated injustice…
“A lasting solution will require the United States to withdraw support for de facto ruler Ariel Henry, who lacks legitimacy with the Haitian people, and instead, partner with members of Haitian civil society working to end the corruption and impunity that drives people to flee the island. Read More
Jake Johnston of CEPR (a HAWG member) recently published this piece on dynamic between Haiti, the U.S., and the Summit of the Americas.
“The United States is hosting the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles. The gathering of heads of state has occurred roughly every three years since its first meeting, the last to be held in the US, in 1994. Read More
HAWG member IJDH has just published its latest update on the human rights and rule of law situation in Haiti, which covers key recent developments relevant to human rights in Haiti from December 2021 through May 2022. It follows our previous biannual publications and longer analytical assessment from May 2019. Read More
HAWG members have been organizing and participating in consultations with the U.S. government surrounding the implementation process for the Global Fragility Act, a framework now called “Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability” (SPCPS). This hopefully fruitful work will continue in coming months.
HAWG member IJDH staffer Sasha Filippova just published this op-ed on the hopes and cautions of this work. Read More
HAWG member Solidarity Center continues to accompany Haitian workers primarily in the garment sector in seeking higher wages, benefits and better working conditions. Demonstrations have been met with some violence, but progress is happening
The coalition paused minimum wage demonstrations after the Prime Minister agreed to supplementary benefits to workers’ wages: free transportation to and from the factory and lunch stipends. Read More
Various HAWG members have provided input to the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences.
First, the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Nègès Mawon, and the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) at the New York University School of Law responded to the call for inputs on violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis. Read More
HAWG member Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is pleased to invite you to attend our webinar in honor of International Women’s Day,
Advancing Women’s Rights in Haiti:
The Fight for Political Participation, Social Equality, and an End to Gender-Based Violence
March 8, 2022 2 – 3:30 p.m. EST
Haiti’s Constitution explicitly guarantees Haitian women equality and representation with respect to political power and decision-making. Read More
2022 Policy Fellowship
We are seeking a quarter-time, year-long policy and research fellow to support the ongoing development of the advocacy infrastructure of the Haitian Women’s Collective. As a member of the Haiti Advocacy Working Group (HAWG), the Haitian Women’s Collective will sponsor a policy fellow as part of their membership participation. Read More