Initiative denounces rape of 44 girls in Haitian department
15 de octubre de 2020, 16:23Port-au-Prince, Oct 15 (Prensa Latina) The Departmental Initiative against Child Trafficking denounced today the rape of at least 44 girls in Grand'Anse, nearly 184 km from the Haitian capital.
From March to June, this organization reported 41 cases of sexual abuse and harassment against minors between 14 and 17 years old, from Prophetie de Beaumont school, and most got pregnant by their attackers, principal Gerald Guillaume confirmed.
In the same department, another three girls got pregnant by an adult, the institution regretted and deplored the increase of these cases especially in the region, and the impunity of the sexual predators.
The group against trafficking together with the Institute of Social Welfare and Research revealed that these are not isolated cases. At least 60 female students of different schools of Grand'Anse were sexually abused,' generally by teachers and principals who take advantage of their vulnerability to exploit them,' they said in a statement.
These organizations called for cooperation of all social classes, as well as of police and legal authorities to seek justice for the victims. They also criticized collective sexual abuse, and call on authorities to act hastily.
In May, a case of sexual abuse against minor soccer players made headlines in Haiti, after being published on the British journal The Guardian. Then, FIFA suspended the director of the technical center, and last month, it ratified its sanction for another three months.
The government and several private and public organizations denounced the events. However, authorities have not revealed any results of the investigation so far.
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