Marie-Laurence Jocelyn Lassegue

Head of Programme, Haiti
Expertise
Political parties, Gender and democracy, Elections, Democracy accountability, Youth and democracy and Parliamentary assistance.

BIOGRAPHY  

Marie-Laurence Lassègue manages International IDEA’s programme to support democratic consolidation in Haiti. She works to strengthen political parties, parliamentary structures and electoral processes, including for the increased political participation and representation of women, increased engagement with youth and improved accountability to citizens.

Lassègue’s previous work experience includes serving twice as Minister of Culture and Communication of the Republic of Haiti, and twice as Minister of Feminine Condition and Women’s Rights. In 1995, she was Secretary-General of the Haitian Electoral Council, and contributed to increasing the participation of women in the electoral administration.

In 2016, she was decorated by the Haitian Parliament for her courage, perseverance, and commitment to the rights of women, and for International IDEA’s parliamentary support. In 2005, she was elected as “Person of the Year” by the newspaper Le Matin.

Education: 
BA in Law (State University of Haiti), MA in Literature (Besançon University, France) and BA in Modern Literature (Strasbourg University, France)
Languages: 
English
French
Haitian Creole
Lingala
Spanish
Contact Information: 
Port-au-Prince, Haiti