Asking for Men’s Support

Des garçons pour des filles. Haiti’s women ask the men to join them in achieving women’s participation in government. In Haiti’s last parliament of 149 members, only three were women. Hear the Haiti Democracy Project affiliate in Haiti, the Regroupement National des Femmes Candidates, make the case. Listen to the organization’s catchy jingle. Video

Press Conference on Women’s Exclusion

The Haiti Democracy Project’s women-candidate affiliate holds a press conference on May 21, 2024 in Port-au-Prince decrying the lack of women on the new improvised governmental structures. The last elected president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, promised 40 percent on them. He was assassinated. The women candidates’ affiliate is the Regroupement National des Femmes Candidates (RENAFECA)

Promoting Haiti at State Department

On May 3, 2024, the head of the National Organization for Advancement of Haitians joined the Haiti Democracy Project in visiting the State Department advocating full-bore U.S. support for the U.N. multilateral mission to aid Haiti’s police against the gangs

Ancestral Homeland to the Rescue?

Dahomey on Africa’s west coast, now called Benin, is the cradle land of Haiti. The majority of its people came from thereabouts. Now the African country has suddenly volunteered two thousand soldiers for the U.N. mission and seems willing to move fast, unlike procedure-bound Kenya. The fact that they come from the land of the ancestors and that they can speak French will greatly resonate with the Haitians.