News and Updates Interview/Speech/Testimony President and CEO Testifies on Human Rights in Haiti On March 4, IFES President and CEO Anthony Banbury delivered testimony to the United States House of Representatives’ Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission on “Human Rights in Haiti: Ideas for Next Steps.” He testified on the conditions and next steps necessary to achieve credible elections in Haiti.
Since the 2016 presidential election in Haiti, the country has experienced various and continued political crisis, most recently culminating in the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse in July 2021. The aftermath of these events has left Haiti in a precarious state. Haiti’s next elections (date unknown) will set the precedent for the continuity and health of Haitian democracy. IFES has been partnering with local and global organizations as well as independent government institutions to support the people of Haiti in holding peaceful and credible elections. IFES is currently implementing the Elections and Political Processes Support Activity, which seeks to build greater confidence in the electoral process by supporting Haitian-led efforts to strengthen the Provisional Electoral Council (CEP), political processes and civil society.
News and Updates Press Release IFES Statement on the Passing of Charlot Jeudy IFES mourns the passing of Charlot Jeudy, a human rights advocate and the founder and president of a Haitian LGBTQ rights organization. We offer our condolences to Jeudy’s family, friends and colleagues, and remember and honor his dedication to LGBTQ rights in Haiti and around the world.
News and Updates Feature Haitian Delegation Participates in Election Observation Exchange Mission to Guatemala From June 13-17, a delegation from Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) participated in an election observation and exchange mission organized by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of Guatemala around the country’s June 16 general elections. IFES will continue to leverage its partnerships with election management bodies in the region to empower the CEP with additional tools and knowledge to institutionalize and reform its electoral processes
News and Updates Feature Haitian Election Management Body Trained on Monitoring and Evaluation From July 2-20, IFES partnered with Haiti's Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) to conduct a monitoring and evaluation training for directors and managers from all 10 departments and units of the CEP. Through this training, IFES provided staff with the knowledge and tools to monitor and evaluate their daily and elections-related activities, developing the CEP’s long-term professional and technical capacity to improve internal systems and procedures.
News and Updates Feature Haitian Delegation Conducts Exchange with the Dominican Republic’s Central Electoral Board Training Center On April 2-5, IFES coordinated a visit for Haitian election officials to the Central Electoral Board’s Civil Status and Electoral Training Center in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
News and Updates Feature BRIDGE Train-the-Facilitators Workshop Held in Haiti From March 18-28, IFES partnered with Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council to conduct a Building Resources in Democracy, Governance and Elections (BRIDGE) train-the-facilitators workshop in Port-au-Prince. The training aims to give participants the opportunity to learn more about the management and operations of electoral processes and expand their training capabilities.
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