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Building a City of Peace

Building a City of Peace

 Alex Pierre became a mediator after JUPED's mediation project helped him resolve a conflict with his family. 

Alex Pierre became a mediator after JUPED's mediation project helped him resolve a conflict with his family. 

Of the dozen or so people sitting talking together in a Port-au-Prince neighbourhood called Ti Plas Kazo, only two of them were born here. The rest come from all over the Haiti, some from other areas of the capital but most from the provinces: as far away as Cap-Haitien on Haiti’s northern coast and Jérémie on its far southwestern tip. Although Haiti is only the size of Maryland, its rugged geography and limited infrastructure make these relatively small distances seem vast.

I’m here visiting JUPED (Jeunes unis pour le protection de l’environnement et le developpement, or Youth United for the Protection of the Environment and Development), a longstanding MCC partner working in the areas of human rights, peace, and advocacy, who started a community justice pilot project in Ti Plas Kazo two years ago. As the JUPED staff team recounts the history of the area, I see they’re describing a hyper-local version of the migration patterns and community tensions seen throughout Latin America and around the world.

Material Resources Arrive in Port-au-Prince

Material Resources Arrive in Port-au-Prince

Planting Seeds of Leadership

Planting Seeds of Leadership