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Indiana University
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Child Slavery in Haiti

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.

MR

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