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  • Deeply ingrained in the culture of the impoverished former slave colony, the practice of poor families giving away children to wealthier acquaintances or relatives is known in the native Creole as "restavek," from the French words rester avec, or "to stay with."

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  • The word restavek means "one who stays with," a perfectly benign concept if the person the child is staying with has his best interests at heart.

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  • Young servants are known as "restavek" - Haitian Creole for "stays with" - and their plight is both widely known and a source of great shame in the Caribbean nation that was founded by a slave revolt more than 200 years ago.

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  • A restavek is a child living in a household as a domestic servant.

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  • "Deeply ingrained in the culture of the impoverished former slave colony, the practice of poor families giving away children to wealthier acquaintances or relatives is known in the native Creole as 'restavek,' from the French words rester avec, or 'to stay with.'

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  • "A restavek is a child placed in domestic slavery," said Jean-Robert Cadet, a former restavek who now runs a foundation to improve the lives of restavek children

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  • The government has made little headway addressing Haiti's other child-welfare crisis: the pervasive custom of forced domestic servitude known as restavek, Creole for "stay with."

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  • These children are known as restavek, from the French rester avec, or "to stay with."

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  • Under what is known as the restavek system, the children are supposed to get food, shelter and a place at school in return.

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  • In Haiti Dina is what's called a "restavek," or child laborer.

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  • Like "reste avec" in French. A child servant or slave, specifically a Haitian person under 15 sent by her or his family to live with and work for a wealthy family for (on both ends) economic reasons.

    November 27, 2011

  • “Ms. Dumas, her confidante, said that Daphne feared she would be used as a restavek — a child servant.”

    The New York Times, Haitian Orphans Have Little but One Another, by Deborah Sontag, July 5, 2010

    July 6, 2010