Engaging with Haitian Civil Society Organisations...

...and committing to real change in Haiti

Human Rights Situation Update
Co-operative Agrikol Bab, Montaca, San Marc
Killing Highlights Real Danger for Human Rights Defenders in Haiti
Protest the physical abuse of Haitian workers in Port-au-Prince sweatshops!
Sowing the seeds for a grassroots revival
First Observations on Port-au-Prince Streets
Submissions: UN Security Council
No trees, no top-soil
Return of the FRAPH/FADH documents
Resistance to Occupation in Haiti: Celebrating 10 Years
Prioritise the poor majority
Earthquake Survivors Demonstrate regarding camp conditions
Fear for Safety of Human Rights Defender: Urgent Action
Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival
Special Edition New Internationalist: Haiti Two Years On
Report from Batay Ouvriye Demonstration
Seitenfus: Haiti’s Doctored Elections from the Inside
Haitian grassroots leader submits petition to EU
One year on – Haitian CSO ITECA speaks truth to power in UK parliament
Petition in support of human rights activists under attack in Haiti
Leading Haitian Lawyer highlights rights crisis for earthquake victims
Housing Disaster exposed by Haitian CSO FRAKKA
Earthquake One-Year On: Haitians on Haiti
Farcical Hearing at IACHR on Gender Violence in Haiti camps
Camp Dwellers in New Demonstrations
Duvalier Must Face Justice
Campaign for the Rights of those Displaced by Earthquake
Growing Intolerance of a Free Media
Campaign for the Return of the FRAPH/FADH Documents
Campaign for Freedom of Expression
Haitian Protesters Demand President Resign
Speaking Out, Paying the Price: Two Years On
One Year On: Haitians on Haiti
Amnesty: Violence against women
Former Haitian PM Claudette Werleigh speaking at CAFOD
Haitian Grassroots Groups Wary of “Attractive” Mining Law
How Human Rights Can Save Haiti
World Banking: All Change?
Delivering on the Elections: Haiti Grassroots Watch
The Poor always Pay: Electoral Crisis in Haiti
Les Organismes de Droits Humains Déplorent le Mépris des Autorités …
Haiti’s Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis
CIRH a échoué dans sa mission, selon la POHDH
Worrying Increase in Intimidation of Journalists
Delays and Irregularities Mark ‘Smooth’ Election Day
Rebuilding Funds: Grassroots Groups
Réclamons la disparition de la CIRH
Civil Society Demands End to IHRC Mandate
Getting their Reward on Earth: Haitian Social Movements and Reconstruction
Civil Society Speaks Out on Camp Expulsions
Housing Coalition submits Demands to Senate
Participation de l’Etat Haitien: l’Examen Periodique Universel
Violation des droits humains des déplacés à Port-au-Prince
State-Of-The-Art Hospital Offers Hope For Haiti
Lettre ouverte des mouvements sociaux aux membres du Conseil de Sécurité
Le pouvoir dérive, la société civile sonne l’alarme
Earthquake Relief where Haiti wasn’t Broken
Frakka exige la libération d’Elius Alfred et de Jean Louis Saint Fort
Amnesty International: Threats to human rights lawyers
Community Radio Reopens after Protests
University of San Francisco Honors Haitian Human Rights Lawyer Mario Joseph
Building Back Better Requires Justice and Haitian Participation
Human Rights Advocates: Pursue Charges Against ‘Baby Doc’
Former Haitian Dictator Denies Abuses at Historic Hearing
Independent Commission to Speed Up Stalled Investigations into Slayings
SOS Journalistes launched
SOS Journalistes launched
New Media Association Denounces Journalist Attacks
SOS Journalistes relaunches debate on impunity
Open Letter Calling for Cancellation of Haiti’s External Debt
Interim Prime Minister’s Comments Endanger Haitian Journalist
Guy Delva Interview: “Impunity biggest threat to media freedom”
International Women’s Day Declaration
SOFA celebrates 20th anniversary
Alarming Increases in Rape
Media Rights Advocate Under Threat
Marleine Bastien,  Ms magazine ‘Women of the Year’ award winner.
UNIFEM announces deaths
UNIFEM announces deaths
Haiti Support Group Deplores Intimidation of Radio Journalist
Caribbean Journalists Link Up with Haiti
‘Standing Up to Defend our Rights’’ (HB59)
‘Standing Up to Defend our Rights’’ (HB59)
636KB Eramithe Delva, leader and founder of KOFAVIV on why women on the protest march wore black masks over their faces: “We are veiling our faces because this is how they come to our homes to rape us, beat us, destroy our homes, burn our things....

Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
Chronicle of an Election Postponed (HB38)
9.37MB Elections for every single elected office in Haiti, save the Presidency and a third of the Senate, have been due since the end of 1998. Members of Parliament had blocked new elections by vetoing the President's nominees for a Prime Minister, and...

Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
9.76MB In Creole, there are many ways to express a dilemma. But these days, most Haitians would probably tell you that they are "caught between two fires". One fire is the 'forces of darkness', the legions of former Tonton Macoutes, soldiers, paramilitary...

Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
10.48MB School students and teachers from the state education sector took their protests to the street in May. Almost everywhere throughout the country state schools were closed because of an unlimited strike called by teachers' unions. ...

Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
Protests Leave Lavalas Shaking (HB22)
8.73MB Roadblocks, demonstrations and strikes - during the month of January generalised discontent was channelled into action in a wave of protests against the government's economic policy. Towards the end of last year there were strikes by shopkeepers,...

Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
Chickens Come Home to Roost (HB20)
8.39MB Following several weeks of shootings and bomb threats, former soldiers from the disbanded Haitian army are threatening more violence if their demands for back pay and release of imprisoned colleagues are not met. Under pressure from so-called...

Farewell Aristide (HB16)
Farewell Aristide (HB16)
10.13MB So it's farewell to President Aristide who hands over to his successor, René Préval, on February 7th. As the living embodiment of the Haitian people's aspiration for the creation of a new society, Aristide has been a quite incredible phenomenon....

Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)
Pot Threatens to Boil Over (HB15)
10.39MB The patience of many thousands of Haitians finally snapped following the November 7th assassination of the Lavalas MP, Jean Hubert Feuille. In Port-au-Prince and many other cities crowds took to the streets, building roadblocks, searching vehicles...

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (HB14)
8.93MB Haiti's parliamentary and local elections on June 25 resulted in a commanding victory for the Lavalas platform (PPL) supported by President Aristide. Lavalas candidates were outright winners of 5 out of 18 seats in the Senate, and 16 out of 83...

Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
Problems Not Solved by US Presence (HB 11)
6.88MB There has been so little news in the mainstream media you could be forgiven for thinking that, with the return of Aristide, all Haiti's problems are over. Unfortunately, this is not so. The US-dominated multinational force is failing to achieve...