Restavec in Haiti, Shedding a New Light

In Haiti, a RESTAVEC is the ultimate have-not in a society of have-nots. There is a new set of shameful Haiti restavec photos that has just surfaced online though a New York Times article.


Restavek in Haiti, the Vlad Sokhin photographs

Taken by the photographer Vlad Sokhin for a series called "Restavek: Child Slavery in Haiti," these photos will definitely make you see things differently

Sometimes I will read something and I will summarize it for you... Other times I can't... You just have to read it yourself.

Read: The Ultimate Have-Nots in a Society of Have-Nots and see 20 incredible photos of the life of a restavec in Haiti

Take a good look, then tell me...

What you think should be done about the restavek phenomenon in Haiti?

Me personally... I am getting the impression that Haitians are not ashamed of restavec practices. It is such a common practice in Haiti that we don't even notice it.

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Lawrence Kaplan says...

Response to "Vlad Sokhin's Photos of Haiti's Child Servants"

Mr. Sokhin has disgraced the honorable profession of photojournalism.

His lies to the NYTimes Lens Blog about the source of his Restavek photos and his deceitful narrative that he gave to journalist Deborah Sontag to accompany the photographs is reprehensible.

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Miejo says...

fok govenman rapid rapid kotwole nesans, planing familyal inpotan, fok gen edikasyon ak fanm kou kason, paske popilasyon a kont planing.

Mwen pale ak medam yo, yo di mwen mari yo pa vle planing, pou anpil rezon, sa yo di-m se vre men se paske klinik kap bay, piki ou pilil pa edike yo.

Se vre yo gen pwobem anpil, se SANTE PIBLIK ki pou pran sa nan men, paske le yon jenn fanm 35 an gen 15 pitit, li vreman pa konnen sa poul fe ak tout ti moun sa yo.

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Ti Jak says...

Gen anpil bagay an ayiti epi nan mond lan fòk nou eseye chanje.

Moun-yo nan ayiti pa gen manje, lakay, etc. Donk yo nan yon sitiyasyon kote yo pa kab fe

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Gi says...

zafe restavek pap fini an Haiti tout otan yon kalite gacon ayisien ke paran pat okipe yo, yo pa santi ke gin yon pitit se yon obligation pou okipel, se pa manman-l sel kite mete-l sou te restavek pap jan m fini paske le papa kite tout timou n yo li ale manman oblige bay moun nan yo jis pou ka trouve mange, min le se ak anpil imiliation timoun n sa ap

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Elipha Joseph says...

these are the children that's actually becomes a huge threat to society because they grew up with no love...

no respect...

and most importantly no education...

so when they got out of that slavery home they are not afraid of anything.

each and every one of them becomes a grenade to armed society.

they becomes killers kidnappers thieves

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Marie S Gaillard Elie says...

se pa etranger seulman ki fe ti moun tounin esklav.

menm membre famille fe ti moun ti famille yo tounin restavek.

Paske mwen ka pren exemple sou mwen ki te abite avek yon SORCIERE tante mwen...

Enfen...

Menm si pa okupe pitit ou kitel avek iu paske pa gen moun ki vraimen care pou pitit ou tankou ou

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Lucksonlouis says...

fenomen restavek la pap fini tou otan ke anpil moun pa kontrole tet yo nan zafe fe timoun.

yap fe pitit san control yo pa gen moyen pou okipe timoun nan yo lagel swa bay yon kouzen oubyen yon proche ki plus ou moins gen yon ti moyen epi timoun sa a komanse nan rann ti sevis fe ti travay epi sa w tande a li tou restavek.

pran konsyans mezanmi si pou sa fini se nou ki pou mete fin avel. sispann fe timoun san kontrol meye

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Normand Trudel says...

C'est une forme d'esclavage pour les enfants les haitiens devraient avoir honte d'agir ainsi envers leurs enfants eux qui ont été les premiers à abolir l'esclavage e en amérique mais qui ne se gène pas pour pratiquer l'esclavage sur leurs enfants je dis c'est une honte pour les haitiens le gouvernement d'Haiti devrait adopté une loi sévère contre cette pratique d'utilisation des enfants vos enfants ne sont pas des ânes donc un peu respect pour ces enfants peuples

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