Child labour Laws in Haiti

Haitian law prohibits child slavery and labor, Haiti's labor laws prohibit the employment of children below the age of 15.

Restavek in Haiti, the Vlad Sokhin photographs
Restavek in Haiti, the Vlad Sokhin photographs

A law passed in 2003 specifically outlawed child domestic work and the placement of children into restavek service.

Despite these laws, child slavery is a persistent and growing problem in Haiti.

Child slaves are known in Haitian Creole as restaveks, a word that comes from the French "rester avec" or "to stay with".

Read more: FACTBOX-Child labour in Haiti

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