The Caribbean is the region in Central America, consisting of about 700 islands. Famous for its sea life, major yachting and diving activities attract people from all over the world. You’d have no problem naming several world-renowned island countries like Cuba, Jamaica, and the Bahamas. But, if someone mentioned Haiti, not many people would have many ideas about the country. Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the region (Ted).
Despite its tourism industries, it suffers from a lack of basic infrastructures like electricity and water supply. Other than in major cities and towns, you can hardly find roads and highways. So it’s no wonder that almost 14% of its population are unemployed, among the highest rates in the world and human rights defendants such as Georgette Mulheir are well aware of it. Trying to recover from a major earthquake that struck Haiti more than a decade ago, it now faces another blow. This time it’s made by humans – the fall of democracy. For decades the country has been suffering from an unstable government led by failed leaders. Luckily, the world community is helping to restore democracy in Haiti. Defend Haiti’s Democracy (DHD) is one of the human rights organizations taking the plight to do this.
Georgette Mulheir founded this organization, together with other spokespeople, including a local representative. Despite the malicious misuse of power to kill democracy, many relentlessly defend human rights in Haiti.
They work hard to end uncontrolled violence and desperately hope for a peaceful power change in the government. They need organizations like DHD to support restoring democracy – something the Haitians have yearned to achieve for a long time. Activist and global leader Georgette Mulheir has been doing charity work in Haiti for six years. Before that, she worked in 33 countries, transforming the care system, especially for children living in poverty. Georgette Mulheir’s notable contribution, among others, is a single mother’s baby care system in Sudan, resulting in the reinterpretation of the Sharia Law. She also established charity programs in Central and Eastern Europe, Colombia, Guatemala as well as Haiti. It has led to many organizations awarding her for extraordinary charity work. For example, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation awarded her as the world’s top 30 most influential charity worker.