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Unveiling Haiti’s Security Quandary: Perspectives from Grassroots Movements on the Frontlines

March 2024

Grassroots International

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Join us in our next Solidarity Encounter on the current security situation in Haiti, as viewed through the lens of grassroots social movements on the ground. Against the backdrop of a deteriorating security situation that has left citizens, especially those in peri-urban and rural areas, in a state of desperation, there are calls for foreign intervention to support the Haitian police in addressing these challenges. Notably, the Kenyan government, as part of the UN mission, is contemplating sending its police to Haiti, pending resolution of constitutional concerns raised in local courts.

This webinar aims to shed light on the perspectives of Haitian social movements that vehemently oppose foreign intervention. These movements argue that historical military missions have only worsened the country’s issues rather than resolving them. Please join us to hear directly from peasants and social movements:

  • Juslene Tyresias and Chavannes Jean Baptiste, Mouvman Peyizan Papay/ Peasant Movement of Papaye, (MPP)
  • Doudou Pierre Festile, Mouvman Peyizan Nasyonal Kongre Papay/ National Congress of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPNKP)
  • Micherline Islanda Aduel, Tèt Kole Ti Peyizan Ayisyen/ Heads Together Smallscale Farmers of Haiti
  • Camille Chalmers, Plateforme Haïtienne de Plaidoyer pour un Développement Alternatif/ Haitian Platform to Advocate Alternative Development (PAPDA)

The dialogue, moderated by Grassroots International Board Member Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, will delve into the historical roots of the crisis and explore potential paths forward. Our speakers will draw insights from, but not limited to, The Montana Accord – For a Haitian-led solution, a document collaboratively developed by various Haitian social movements, activists, intellectuals, and progressive political parties. Grassroots International’s Co-Executive Director, Sara Mersha, will also offer opening remarks.

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