Initiative Citoyenne pour les Droits de l'Homme (ICDH)
The ICDH is a human rights organisation based in Haiti. It was created in March 2010 following an earthquake on January 12, 2010, which caused 1.5 million internally displaced persons to flee to camps and around 300,000 declared deaths.
At that time, ICDH protection officers began carrying out legal assistance activities for women and girls victims of sexual violence; education and awareness of human rights focused on citizenship, access to civil status documentation in camps for internally displaced persons in order to contribute to the reconstruction of a new Haiti based on certain values of human rights such as solidary, love, respect, responsibility, living together and non-violence. The mission of the ICDH is to contribute to the defence and promotion of humans rights in Haiti.
This work is carried out through eight main principles:
- Education and awareness of human rights and the rights of the child
- Monitoring prison visit
- Legal assistance to women and girls victims of sexual violence, victims of torture and or inhuman, cruel or degrading ill-treatment
- Civil status documentation, combating the risks of statelessness
- Migration, asylum and refugees
- Organisational capacity building
- Child trafficking and smuggling