Restavèk children

The term restavèk child is defined as an unpaid child servant living and working away from home. The most salient identifying feature is that restavèk children are treated in a manner distinctly different from children born to the household. In principle, parental placement of a restavèk child involves turns over childrearing responsibility to another household …

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Restavèks—extremely poor children

Restavèks For a majority of Haiti’s children, life is marked by hardship as a result of the country’s miserable economic conditions. The life of children called restavèks is worse. Restavèks—extremely poor children who are sent to other homes to work as unpaid domestic servants—are prone to beatings, sexual assaults and other abuses by host families. As restavèk …

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