By Herby Duverné, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) Jan. 2019
Dear potential supporter,
I just joined the Board of Directors of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) because their work is the solution to the poverty and instability in my country. As I celebrate the holidays, I am asking you to join me in being part of that solution with a generous financial contribution to the Institute.
I came to the United States on December 26, 1989. Like many of us, the U.S. provided enough justice and stability for me to build a family and a successful business, and freely participate in church and other civic activities. But I can’t forget all the idealistic, committed people back home who are willing to work just as hard as we are for a better future for their country and their families. They are held back from their dreams by repression, discrimination, and other rights violations.
Injustice is at the root of Haiti’s problems, and the justice work of IJDH and their partners at the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux to make the courts and other accountability mechanisms work is an essential part of the solution. This is hard work, and it is often slow and frustrating. But unless Haiti’s government becomes more accountable, the majority of my friends and family back home will always live precarious, difficult lives.
This holiday my family is living out our ideals and investing in a more peaceful future for Haiti with a financial contribution that will keep the BAI and IJDH teams on the front lines, fighting illegal evictions, repression of protestors and sexual assault. The IJDH Board of Directors and Advisory Council are matching all donations up to $50,000 to fight for a more just Haiti. We would be deeply grateful if your family joins us.
IJDH Board Member
Posted Jan. 12, 2019