Sexual Exploitation

Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation of Haitian Children in the DR on the Rise

By Bryan Schaaf on Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Below is an article by Gerardo Reyes and Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald concerning human trafficking and sexual exploitation of minors in the Dominican Republic, both of which have increased since the January earthquake.  Human trafficking occurs on both sides of the border.  It will take a sustained, joint effort to ensure that migration is humane, orderly, and that minors are not being exploited as they are now.  As the article makes clear, this will require tackling corruption within the border authorities.  For more information, take a look at the U.S. State Department's latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) reports for the Dominican Republic and Haiti.  Read more »

A Tale of Two MINUSTAHs - Sexual Exploitation by Peacekeepers

By Bryan Schaaf on Monday, November 5, 2007.

MINUSTAH got off to a bad start.  Initially, the force was content to sit back and guard government buildings while Port au Prince became increasingly unstable.  The rationale was that they were there to keep the peace, not to be the national police. 

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