Engaging with Haitian Civil Society Organisations...

...and committing to real change in Haiti

Below we list a number of organisations based in Haiti, the UK and elsewhere. We are not formally linked to any of these organisations, and do not necessarily share their views, although we often collaborate together. We do, however, believe that the links will certainly be of interest to Haiti Watchers wishing to learn more about Haiti and to support the country in different ways. 

STORIES ON HAITIAN CIVIL SOCIETY – FROM OUR HAITI BRIEFING

Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
Death and Confusion - who Controls the Police? (HB36)
Download PDF The question of criminal and political violence in Haiti has raised a great deal of controversy since the resignation on 7 October of the Secretary of State for Public Security, Robert Manuel, and the assassination, two days later, of former...

Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
Doing the Election Dance (HB35)
Download PDF In 1990, the majority of Haitians were enthusiastic voters, but then saw their elected candidate overthrown by a military coup. When, three years later, President Aristide was returned to power by the United Nations, part of the deal was...

Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Revival (HB34)
Sowing the Seeds for a Grassroots Revival (HB34)
Download PDF These are dark days in Haiti. The promise of economic renewal funded by international development aid has come to nothing. Impunity for human rights violators has given birth to a pervasive sense of insecurity. Common crime is on the increase,...

Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Fed Up with Violence (HB33)
Download PDF 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...

Old Tricks, New Dog: US
Old Tricks, New Dog: US 'Democracy Enhancement' (HB31)
Download PDF It is common knowledge that the United States uses covert operations and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to destabilize and even overthrow progressive governments, and to subvert democratic political movements throughout the Americas...

Hurricane George - Coup de Grace (HB30)
Hurricane George - Coup de Grace (HB30)
Download PDF Rain brought by Hurricane George began to fall on the treeless mountainsides of Haiti on September 22. That night, the small town of Fonds Verrettes in the south-east was wiped off the face of the earth by a seven-foot wave of flood water,...

US Makes a Mockery of Justice (HB29)
US Makes a Mockery of Justice (HB29)
Download PDF In a July interview with the US magazine, Emerge, Emmanuel Constant, the leader of the FRAPH death squad that murdered hundreds of Haitians in 1993-1994, claims that his organisation is still operating in Haiti and that   ...

What a Foul-Up (HB25)
What a Foul-Up (HB25)
Download PDF In the April elections for nine Senators and 700 seats on new local assemblies only 5% of the registered electorate cast their votes. Commentators proffered various explanations for the pathetic turnout, ranging from the absence of a tradition...

Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
Teachers and Pupils Strike (HB 24)
Download PDF 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. ...

Land Reform – the Number One Demand (HB19)
Land Reform – the Number One Demand (HB19)
Download PDF “Land is truly the Number One biggest demand of Haitian peasants who have fought and died for it, because only having land can assure a peasant’s survival.” ...

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