Georgette Mulheir, Human Rights Activist in Haiti
The political situation in Haiti is heartbreaking. There have been reports of extrajudicial killings, and the number of kidnappings is on the rise. The country has been met with political turmoil over the past few years. As a result, human rights violations are constantly being witnessed in the country. Also, democracy in Haiti is now a thing of the past. Global leaders and activists like Georgette Mulheir are aware of this. The political crisis in Haiti has been a result of greed from Moise’s administration which has refused to let go of power despite an end to its term. In February this year, the president was supposed to move aside and let the country elect a new leader.
However, to date, the president Jovenel Moise still insists on ruling the country by use of force. Furthermore, global activist Georgette Mulheir points out, the haitian country has no functioning parliament since in 2019 it was dissolved, but no local members were elected to restructure the parliament. The country is being ruled by fear, and there is no room for opposition (Healthtechzone).
The president has made sure that he has appointed those loyal to his current administration to instill fear in Haitian citizens. Any opposition is uprooted and its leaders killed. The problem in Haiti, Georgette Mulheir keeps on, has persisted since the administration has backing from major international bodies. These include the US government and United Nations. According to Georgette Mulheir, they stand to benefit even with the instability. Also, the information being spread regarding the situation in Haiti is not true, and this has made people from the diaspora not understand the impact of the political instability in the country.
However, human rights bodies such as Defend Haiti Democracy, founded by Georgette Mulheir, have partnered with different bodies, including the judicial bodies, to speak up against the problem in Haiti. Georgette Mulheir is a human rights activist and a global activist for children’s rights. She has written different articles and has hosted Ted talks on improving the quality of life for disadvantaged children and orphans. Having worked with orphanages for babies, Georgette Mulheir has made it her purpose to advocate for family-based care for such kids. Such care is expected to improve their development and provide them with normal lives similar to that of other kids.