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Mining, Report

Human Rights and Environmental Risks of Gold Mining in Haiti

Haiti stands at a crossroads: The prospect of gold mining glitters on the horizon, while the reality of an uncertain political future, weak institutions, and widespread impoverishment glares in the foreground. Celebrated as the only nation in the world born of a successful slave revolution, but known today as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is a fragile, if resilient, place. Read More

Elections and Democracy

The show must not go on

Haiti’s President, Michel Martelly, is a charismatic showman who has been a faithful ally to the Obama administration for the past five years. But it is time for his public office curtain call, and the administration needs to stop supporting his illegal efforts to extend his engagement.

President Martelly’s term ends next February 7, and Haiti’s Constitution prohibits his re-election. Read More

Elections and Democracy

Ensure integrity of Haiti’s election

Editorial, Miami Herald, December 2, 2015

Haiti Election (1)
FILE – In this file photo combination shows presidential candidates Jovenel Moise, left, from the PHTK political party, speaking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday Nov. 5, 2015, and presidential candidate Jude Celestin, from the LAPEH party, during a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, Nov.
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Gender & Human Rights

Food Alert, more than 3 million affected in Haiti

The situation of food insecurity in Haiti has worsened in recent months due to the convergence of multiple factors combined with structural causes that characterize the Haitian agriculture (land issues, lack of effective and maintained irrigation systems, erosion, etc.). Indeed, the effects of drought and rising prices of basic food products have particularly affected the poorest households. Read More

Gender & Human Rights

Launch of nationwide study on children restavèks

This week in Petion-ville, Charles Jean-Jacques, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour in collaboration with UNICEF and the International Labour Office (ILO), and in partnership with 29 national and international organizations has launched a national, quantitative and qualitative study on the phenomenon of child domestic workers “restavèks” in Haiti, around the theme “The child domestics : understanding for better action”. Read More