Latest Haiti Democracy News
While riding home to Croix-des-Bouquets after a women candidates’ meeting on May 6, Jerline is deeply grazed by a bullet — motive unknown
Wiselaine, our women’s project director, during April 3 – May 3, 2021, set up a women-candidates recruiting structure in the Sud-Est province.
“Insécurité : les citoyens aux abois, les autorités déplorent, dénoncent et promettent” –Radio Métropole
During April 12-16, 2021, the Women Candidates’ Project joined a training in the Grand’Anse to mobilize against violence toward women
So says Wiselaine Dorcélus, head of the women candidates’ project. Here the women candidates meet with an electoral commissioner to discuss ways of getting more women on the ballot
Feminist leaders meet on International Women’s Day to plan how to flood the elections with women candidates, after only four women were allowed into the last legislature of 149
Motivate and educate: These are the themes of a training session for thirty women candidates set to meet in the Nord-Est Department on April 22-23. It will cost $5,000, which they don’t have. Reposted with new map
Article 134-2 makes the new president start immediately after a late election. It juggles the schedule to accommodate this. But in Jovenel Moïse’s case, the amendment was ignored. He wasn’t allowed to start immediately after his election. Out goes Article 134-2, both substance and scheduling
The Haiti Democracy Project's Women Candidates' Campaign in concert with the Haiti Adolescent Girls' Network
The secretary-general’s report does not mention it except in passing as a claim made by the opposition (page 2). It says that the government is losing the battle against the gangs and kidnapers, but in fighting them committed eighty-two human-rights violations.
A group of senators effectively did, by blocking the law needed for new elections. –Haitian ambassador Bocchit Edmond writing to the Washington Post
ARTICLE 134-1. The term of the President is five (5) years. Jovenel Moïse was inaugurated in February 2017. He didn’t begin when the election was certified, as per Article 134-2 as amended, so the scheduling in that amendment is also out.
In preparation for September elections the candidates are to meet on March 8 at Delmas 35 to strategize recruiting the maximum number of women candidates
Article 284-3: General elections to amend the Constitution by referendum are strictly forbidden.. That nixes President Moïse’s plan for a referendum on a new constitution
I am no longer president of the transition. I was tortured into doing that. –Joseph Mécène Jean-Louis, senior justice of the Supreme Court
The U.N. women’s program will take responsibility for training prospective women candidates in the Nord-Est Department
A two-month campaign of consciousnesss-raising against violence toward girls
Here’s where we picked up our last three recruits of 2020
Wiselaine ranged along the southern coast of the Sud province and picked up eleven new candidates, one for deputy in the lower chamber and the others for local posts. Reposted with new pictures
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