The LSA’s Representative to the AAAS Science & Human Rights Coalition, Michel DeGraff, published a report on Haiti's "linguistic apartheid" as a violation of children's rights earlier today via OpenDemocracy.net. Degraff evaluates mandatory French policies by the Ministry of National Education as discriminatory to the language spoken by the vast majority of the population, Kreyòl. Degraff maintains that Kreyòl is "indispensable" for livelihood for all Haitians and can play a powerful role in addressing the country's socio-economic inequities. The MIT-Haiti Initiative, founded by Degraff in 2010, works to provide teachers with the technological and pedagogical resources to teach Kreyòl.

Read more about Michel DeGraff's work here in English: 

https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/michel-degraff/haiti-s-linguistic-apartheid-violates-children-s-rights-and-hampers-​

and in Haitian Kreyòl: https://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/michel-degraff/diskriminasyon-lengwistik-ann-ayiti-se-yon-mepri-pou-dwa-timoun-epi-