The parliament's approval of a new government in May marked a new chapter for Haiti. The swearing-in of Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and his cabinet ended the political deadlock in place for most of the last year. Although challenges remain, the Haitian government is poised to begin addressing the major issues facing the country... | Read more
- Robert Perito, Director, USIP Haiti Program
In the Field
USIP works to promote reconciliation and reconstruction in Haiti through on-the-ground training in at-risk communities and nationwide legal reform.
- USIP conducts training in conflict resolution with community leaders in Haiti in partnership with the National Democratic Institute.
- USIP has teamed up with Digital Democracy to train women activists in Haiti to monitor and report violence in their communities.
- USIP is supporting Haiti's effort to reform its legal codes utilizing USIP's Model Codes for Post-Conflict Justice.
- USIP supported Ushahidi, Inc.'s efforts to provide crisis mapping during post-conflict relief and reconstruction.
USIP hosts the only regular public forums in Washington, DC on current isues in Haiti. These panel discussions and roundtables bring together U.S. and Haitian officials as well as experts, practitioners, and interested members of the public to discuss developments in Haiti and in U.S.-Haitian relations.
- Justice for Haiti (February 15, 2011)
- Reconstruction and the Role of Women (November 29, 2011)
- Conflict, Cops and Recovery in Haiti (October 12, 2011)
- The Challenge of Keeping Haitians Safe (May 25, 2011)
- Read past issues of "USIP on Haiti," a monthly electronic newsletter | Sign up to receive "USIP on Haiti"
- Browse USIP's archive of brief and in-depth reports on Haiti
Photo Exhibition: The following photographs were featured in an exhibition at USIP. The images were taken by Haitian women with low-cost digital cameras and and depict their lives in the tent encampments around Port-au-Prince in the months following the January 2010 earthquake. These women were trained by Digital Democracy on how to utilize photography, blogging, and other forms of media to highlight issues in their communities and advocate for policy change. To see more photos, click here.
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