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Child slaves in Haiti: The Restaveks

The institution of “restavek” (from the French “reste avec,” ‘stay with’) in Haiti, in which hundreds of thousands of poor children are given into a form of slavery, is no secret whatsoever. Every Haitian is well acquainted with it, books have been written about it … and yet, there seems to be no international concern.

For those who would like to learn more, there is the book by Jean-Robert Cadet, himself a former restavek, and the Restavek Foundation he has founded.

Take a look at the CNN video: