In the spring of 2012, seven UJ members went to the Dominican Republic to work on land rights and immigrant rights issues for the Haitian community in Mata Los Indios. There many of the residents, although born in the Dominican Republic are considered stateless – they have no identification, access to healthcare or education, nor property rights.
From this trip, we developed a report (see below), established contacts with several NGOs on the ground in the Dominican Republic to continue the fight to acquire property rights and healthcare/education access for the community. We have also created a documentary (forthcoming) about the community in Mata Los Indios
Partnership with Northeastern University
Universal Justice has developed a partnership with the Social Enterprise Institute at Northeastern University to work on sustainable development projects in Cruz Verde and the neighboring community, Mata Los Indios.