Saturday, January 9, 2010
An astounding new report suggests that because of poverty, at
least 225,000 children in Haiti,
two-third girls, have been sent into slavery as unpaid household servants,
known as “restavek.” Some of these
children—especially girls—also suffer sexual, psychological, and physical
abuse. Counter-logically, 11% of families
with a restavek have sent their own children into domestic servitude elsewhere. Read more here.