In Haiti, An 'American Idol'-Style Contest About Child Slavery
“We will be a country without restaveks.” This is part of a song performed at a concert to raise awareness about child slavery in Haiti. The term “restavek” is synonymous with child slave. Learn about the scope of the restavek problem in Haiti, especially shocking in a country, that once successfully staged its own slave revolt. Discover the details of this concert and the contestants—what motivated them to perform, what the prizes were, and what they hoped to achieve.