Isabelle Fortin is an independent researcher in the field of security and justice system reform, specializing in community violence, gender-based violence and public security policy with a human rights approach.
She has been based in Haiti for the last 20 years, working with the national human rights movement and women’s organizations in the 1990s and then in the UN system. From 1998 to 1999 she worked in the joint UN-OAS Human Rights Observation Mission and as the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti’s (MINUSTAH) coordinator of the human rights section in Port-au-Prince.
She has collaborated with many international and national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the elaboration of peacebuilding, justice and security programs. She has also contributed to the implementation of innovative projects targeting at-risk youth and the transformation of conflict in the densely populated neighbourhoods of Port-au-Prince.