Restavek

Haiti’s Restavèk Phenomenon

Haiti’s Restavèk Phenomenon

Overview: Haiti’s Restavèk Phenomenon By: Megan Ward Following the 2010 earthquake, thousands of individuals in Haiti were displaced from their homes and families. According to anecdotal evidence many of these individuals were children who would have nowhere to turn but to fall into the Haitian restavèk population. The restavèk phenomenon is composed of unpaid children …

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