Haiti 2021


Raising Awareness about Human Rights Violations


To raise awareness about human rights violations in Haiti by providing fact-based information on human rights violations and prosecution. The organization will set the issue of Human Rights in Haiti at the forefront of the agenda during the upcoming electoral campaign and report on human rights violations and document the participation of those implicated in the cases from various sectors. The organization will develop partnerships with human rights organizations and media outlets domestically and internationally.


Fédération des Barreaux d’Haiti

Strengthening the Rule of Law and Access to the Justice System


To improve access to justice and foster the rule of law by strengthening the capacity of lawyers; and to mobilize legal actors in support of legislative and constitutional reforms that address the dysfunctions of the justice system. The group will organize training sessions and retreats with regional bar associations to promote best practices, anti-corruption initiatives, and the role of lawyers in strengthening the rule of law. The organization will also diagnose the shortcomings of the justice system and advocate for reforms.


Initiative de la Société Civile

Fostering Democratic Governance and Accountability


To foster transparency and accountability by training a network of CSOs and political party activists; and to promote democratic governance by advocating for inclusive and consensus-driven reforms. The group will build the capacity of 500 civil society and political actors on inclusive democratic governance, and public policy monitoring and evaluation. Participants will advance advocacy efforts to redefine public policies and programs on issues of corruption and impunity, public security and the rule of law, and the energy sector.


International Republican Institute (IRI)

Strengthening Collaboration between Haitian Youth and Community Leadership


To strengthen collaboration between Haitian youth and community leaders, the Institute will partner with a Haitian business accelerator to provide youth leaders with the skills and opportunities to design and implement social impact projects that address gaps in governance and improve communities. The Institute will also strengthen the capacity of local radio stations to broadcast independent content and engaging civic education programming. Combined, these efforts will further increase citizen engagement at the local level.


Solidarity Center (SC)

Building Union Capacity to Democratically Represent Workers


To address the challenges that Haitian workers face at the workplace and in their communities and, more broadly, as citizens impacted by the deepening political and economic crisis, unions and other worker organizations must effectively harness worker demand for improved labor and living conditions, strong institutions, and the rule of law. In this context, the Center will continue to support garment sector unions to improve their capacity to organize workers and represent their issues. The Center will build this capacity by implementing basic labor rights training for garment and informal sector workers, funding regular advocacy planning meetings for garment sector unions, issuing subawards to two garment sector unions and facilitating an exchange of best practices with Haitian American unionists.