Wòch nan Soley: The Denial of the Right to Water in Haiti
By Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, Partners In Health, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center, and Zanmi Lasante
Wòch nan dlo pa konnen doulè wòch nan soley.
The rocks in the water don't know the suffering of the rocks in the sun.
— Haitian Proverb
This report is the culmination of many years of work aimed at examining obstacles to achieving the right to health in Haiti. It is dedicated to the Haitian people, who have a right to clean water, to health, to food, and to a life of dignity, even though they live in one of the most impoverished countries in the world. This report is for the people of Haiti, who are so often treated as victims deserving of charity, but rarely as individuals whose rights should not be undermined by the political or other agendas of outside parties and foreign States.