The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Rights
Primary Language: English
In June 2014, the government of Haiti passed a new law: the Responsible Paternity Act. With this law, Haiti sent a clear signal promoting the “protection of all children, without discrimination.” A significant implication of the act for parents is that children born within and outside of marriage must be afforded the same opportunities and rights (e.g., inheritance rights)—an important principle in a society with five forms of union. This booklet reproduces the text of the law, and was produced by the USAID-funded Health Policy Project AKSE program to educate parents and judicial actors about the new law and advocate for its concrete application. The law is not retroactive.