The Importance Of Child Labor In Haiti

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Haiti is a third world country in the Caribbean that shares a border with the Dominican Republic. In Haiti young girls are often poorly. By 15, a third of girls have been a victim of sexual assault, and after the earthquake in 2010 the teen birth rate grew from 4% to 12%, the child marriage rate in Haiti is above 30%, and most of the rape victims in Haiti are under the age of 18. In 2015 UN peacekeepers, who were sent to Haiti to prevent violence, raped 225 Haitian people about 1/3 of whom were young girls.

Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world, and they have a poor education system. A majority of Haitians don 't have a secondary school education and children sometimes have to work, 80% of child domestic workers in Haiti are young girls, and sometimes girls as young as eight work as prostitutes to feed their families. In Haiti 24.3% of young girls do some kind of work work.1 out of 15 children work at what we in the US would consider slave like conditions, 65% of these kids are girls between the ages of 6 and 14.
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I hoped to do my service learning hours in Haiti where I would work with an organization called EVS smile,that helps girls in poorer parts of Haiti. Sadly, I couldn 't go to Haiti for safety

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