Sexual violence in Haiti is a common phenomenon today, making it a public health problem. Untilrape was not legally considered a serious crime and a rapist could avoid jail by marrying his victim. Reporting a rape to police in Haiti is a difficult and convoluted process, a factor that contributes to underreporting and difficulty in obtaining accurate statistics about sexual violence.
By Flora Drury For Mailonline. The blue helmets of United Nations peacekeepers are a familiar sight on the earthquake-ravaged island of Haiti. There since as Haiti has struggled to cope with one natural disaster after another, the peacekeepers were meant to help.
Well, buying people off requires a lot of money. And why do they need to buy people off? So much so that they stop at nothing to get what they want while enjoying the stain of destruction they leave along our path. In fact, their hunger for power is so strong, they even seek assistance through the help of voodoo and black magic with the hope of ensuring outcomes.
Food, shoes and in some cases, much-needed medicine have been distributed to a group of abandoned Haitian boys who claim they were sexually abused by the founder of a charitable program organized to provide them with food, shelter and an education. But it does show these boys that someone does care. She said her group is putting together small care packages which will include essentials like toothpaste and soap for the boys.
The three children told reporters from El Nuevo Herald and The Miami Herald that they left Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with the help of a smuggler after the January earthquake devastated the city. Today, the children sell boiled eggs for 10 cents all day, walking in the sun along Duarte Avenue, a bustling runway for juvenile prostitution in the heart of Boca Chica, where newly arrived Haitian girls sashay, offering their bodies to gray-haired tourists. The story of Maria and her cousins has become commonplace: Since the earthquake more than 7, boys and girls have been smuggled out of their homeland to the Dominican Republic by traffickers profiting on the hunger and desperation of Haitian children and their families.
After touching on the subject, a journalist is accused of having a colonialist mindset. But it's her critics whose attitude is imperious. Mac McClelland traveled to Haiti, reported on one of its rape victims, developed post-traumatic stress disorder, and coped in an unusual way: "All I want," she explained, "is to have incredibly violent sex.
Children as young as six were being coerced into sex in exchange for food and necessities, according to a damning report by Save the Children, which called for urgent action including the creation of a global watchdog. Its research exposed abuse linked to 23 humanitarian, peacekeeping and security organisations operating in Haiti, Ivory Coast and what was then Southern Sudan. Several children said they knew of cases where international aid workers had left the country while wanted by police, or where abusers had been disciplined or assigned to a different post.
Updated February 17, Sexual misconduct by staff of British charity Oxfam is only the tip of an "iceberg", according to Haiti's President who has called for investigations into Doctors Without Borders and other aid organisations that came to the country after its earthquake. Oxfam is battling the fallout from allegations some of its staff engaged sex workers while delivering aid in the country after the disaster.