Jane Charles-Voltaire, Esq. is a Haitian-American legal professional, who has dedicated her work and education to advancing human rights, community development, and environmental sustainability.
She currently works as a Senior Program Officer for IAWJ’s international development programs, which support women judges and prosecutors in providing leadership on anti-trafficking initiatives, improving access to justice for vulnerable victims of domestic violence, promoting gender equality within courts, and demanding justice and accountability for sexual violence survivors. Jane covers programs and collaborative initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.
Before joining the IAWJ, Jane worked in Haiti for four years as local counsel, with a Haitian law firm, for the United States Agency for International Development in Haiti (USAID). In her role as local counsel, Jane collaborated with Haitian government officials, international organization representatives to ensure that USAID objectives are properly addressed in accomplishing joint projects in social housing, environmental management, public finance management and port development.
In addition, Jane has extensive on the ground experience through her work in the non-profit sector, she worked for two years with Viva Rio, an innovative Brazilian non-profit organization, based in Port-au-Prince and implementing projects in the health, community security, education and environment sectors.
Jane earned her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literature from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from Temple University's Beasley School of Law.Back to speakers