As many as 250,000 children in Haiti - most of them girls - live in a modern form of slavery called restavèk.
Beyond Borders is working to end child slavery in 2 ways:
Our No Child a Slave campaign trains adults to protect and defend the rights of all children; AND our School Not Slavery campaign ensures rural kids most at-risk of being sent in to slavery go to school instead.
No Child a Slave
Training adults to know and act to protect the rights of children is key to keeping kids safe and out of slavery. Since 2010, Beyond Borders has trained more than 3,000 adults in Haiti to be Child Rights Activists. These activists form Child Protection Committees in their neighborhoods that work to:
43 Child Protection Committees exist in rural and urban neighborhoods across Haiti, and 53 more will launch this year. School Not Slavery
We also know that one of the best ways to keep kids out of slavery is to keep them in school. That's why we're overjoyed to report that:
We can do so much more to end child slavery with your help!
We can expand our No Child a Slave child rights training to new communities and we can keep more kids in school with our School Not Slavery campaign.
While we are deactivating this campaign page on the Global Giving website, our No Child a Slave and School Not Slavery campaigns continue. Please visit our website: www.beyondborders.net to learn more. Thank you for your support!
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