In order to bring attention to cultural and legal issues surrounding youth around the world, the United Nations has created International Youth Day
International Youth Day (IYD) is an youth awareness day. It is the brainchild of the United Nations, and was first celebrated on 12th August 2000, after the UN General Assembly passed a resolution. The day is also observed in 18 countries on many different dates throughout the year. The UN defines the worlds' youth as the age group between 15 and 24 years old, making up one-sixth of the human population. It is celebrated all around the world with an objective to raise awareness about issues to recognize the efforts of the world's youth in enhancing global society. It also aims to promote ways to engage them in responsible and active ways so that they can make positive contributions to their communities.
Here is a picture of orphanage founder Michael Geilenfeld who was falsely accused of abusing children in his care.
In the late 2011, Paul Kendrick, a Maine activist for sexual abuse victims, led an email and blog campaign accusing Michael Geilenfeld, the founder of St. Joseph's Home for Boys and North Carolina-based 'Hearts with Haiti' in allegation of child abuse. He accused Geilenfeld as a serial pedophile and 'Hearts with Haiti' of refusing to do anything about him. On his claim, the Department of Homeland Security had launched an exhaustive investigation and found them to be baseless. It was found that Kendrick had never visited any of the three children's homes for disabled and disadvantaged children in Haiti run by the defendants and the jury has awarded $7 million in damages to Michael Geilenfeld and $7.5 million to the Hearts with Haiti. The false allegation had kept Geilenfeld behind the bars for 237 days and cost 'Hearts with Haiti' several million dollars in donations.
Voodoo Priest Has Sex with Underage Girl to Remove Bad Spirits
On June 19, 2015, a voodoo priest named Brogenet Cinor (48) was arrested by the Sunrise police on a charge of sexual battery. The voodoo priest used his position to have sex with multiple women and a minor girl below 12 years of age. He used to exploit the victims' beliefs in voodoo and curses, if they do not follow the priest's instruction and cleanse themselves, they might die. According to the report, these incidences occurred sometime in the 2009 and 2010, but were never reported before September, last year. The tactics that Cinor used to follow was, he used to tell the women devotees, they have been possessed by evil spirits or curse unless they cleanse their sins by seeing him romantically, they would die. Some of the women even got pregnant. Cinor had even paid for terminating their pregnancies.
This is a classic case of custody battle and the power of technology. You are seeing a picture of a 13 year old Haitian boy reuniting with his mother after 4 year in captivity. The boy was declared missing 4 years ago during a visit to his father Gregory Jean.
According to the report, the boy spent 4 years behind a linen closet at his father's home. Finally, the boy was able to downloaded a cellphone app to contact his mother this week, saying he was being beaten by his father
By now most have heard the story of the teenage boy found holed up in a wall behind a linen closet. His parents, Haitian-born father Gregory Jean (37) and step-mother Joy Davis (42) answered charges on his imprisonment on November 30. The boy, reported missing for the past four years after being sent to visit Jean, was found behind a false wall in his father's Jonesboro home in Atlanta, Georgia. The child was recovered after he texted his mother using an app he'd downloaded on his phone.
Pastor Yves Similien of First Haitian Christian Church of Fort Pierce accused of raping 10 year old before delivering Sunday sermon
Here is a man who has been trusted to be a spiritual leader in the Haitian community but instead was using his privileges and the trust installed in him by his followers to exploit young innocent children. cbs12.com has reported that 57-year-old Haitian Pastor Yves Similien of First Haitian Christian Church is now spending time at the St Lucie County Jail for allegedly forcing a 10 year-old to have sex before delivering Sunday sermon.
The 57-year-old Florida Pastor Yves Similien, is currently in police custody in allegation of preying on a 10-year-old girl and forced her to perform sex acts before his sermons. As per police sources, the girl has reported that, Pastor threatened to kill both that girl and her mother, if she ever discloses his misconduct to anyone. The girl has waited almost two years before reporting the incident to the police. The former church of Pastor Yves Similien was on north 9th street in Fort Pierce. Pastor Todd Smith from the Senior Pastor Common Ground Vineyard Church, where the girl used to worship, has said, "I'm saddened and shocked. It certainly is something we hate to see." Pastor Similien has admitted that he knew the girl, but denied all wrongdoing. Presently, He is being held at the St Lucie County Jail without any bond.
Here is a picture of several Haitian Children being taken into immigration custody in the Bahamas without their parents. One can imagine what is going on in the mind of these innocent children as the see authorities taking them to an unknown place without their loving parents.
These children were born in the bahamas by Haitian parents with no status. As a result, these children are citizens of the Bahamas but are treated as illegal immigrants, just like their parents. They are taken into immigration custody.
New Immigration policy In Bahamas least to detention of Haitian children
The new Bahamian policy that so widely affects the Haitian population living there is reminiscent of the country's history of xenophobic behavior towards foreigners in general and Haitians in particular. The recent raids to round up illegal Haitians in the Bahamas was similar to the 1967 clamp down undertaken by the government that led to the deportation of many Haitians. The potential impact for the Haitian community there now will be vast, as, in the capital of Nassau alone, some 50,000 Haitians reside.
Here is a picture of Douglas perlitz accused for sexually abusing Haitian children. This is a crime to which he admitted. Douglas perlitz admitted tha he sexually Abused Boys at the School hee Founded in Haiti for Haitian Orphans.
In a recent development, a Federal Lawsuit was filed against the university, Fairfield, as well as the organization, the Society of Jesus
Marcus Tabb convicted for not reporting abusive wife to proper authorities
This is a classic anyway you want to see it. In Indiana, a Husband who is no longer living with wife in the same home is still being convicted not only for a crime he did not commit but also that took place in a home that he no longer resides. This is what happened to Marcus Tabb.
A group of jurors in Delaware found Marcus Tabb guilty of child neglect and he will likely be convicted to spend between 8 and 10 years in jail. why do you think he is in trouble? The jurost become convinced that Marcus Tabb knew about the acxtion of his abusive wife but did not do anything to stop it.
What was the nature of the abuse from his wife Charlene Tabb that Marcus Tabb was no longer living with?
Charlene Tabb who is Haitian was convicted back in June 2013 for the death of 5 year old causin Marie Pierre. She was also found guilty for mistreating her three siblings.
Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran!
Mezanmi, nou pa tande sa ki pase nan Indiana, o Zetazini? Yon nom ki te marye avek yon fanm, kite li, pap viv nan minm kay ak madam sa, aprale pase antr 8 a 10 an nan prizon pou aksyon madam sa.
Fanm Aysyen sa ki rele Charlene Tabb touye yon ti kouzin li ki rele Marie Pierre. Li fè kombyen tan lape abise twa lot ti fanmil li. Madam sa deja nan prizon e yo estime ke li ap pase anpil tan nan prizon pou krim sa.
min sa ki pi interesan nan ka sa, se mouche-a ki pa nan kay la. Li condane tou et li prale passe antre 8 an et 10 an nan prizon paske li te konnin ke fanm sa se te yon djab, li pa bon, et li te ape abise ti moin yo et li pa fe Anyin pou retire ti moun sa yo nan sitiyasyon-an
How can someone manage to understand these two.
Haiti prides itself for being the first black-led republic in the world after he fought and gained its independence in 1804
However, the same Haiti has been dealing with the issue of restavek which is a modern day slavery imposed in one segment of its population.
Here is the picture of a Haitian child showing his abusive marks received in the hands of a Haitian family while working as a restavek. This is a common practice for Haitian children to both be working as restavek and also to be abused by the family they are working for on a regular basis. The abuses do not come usually from the hands of the adults in the homes but also children, family members as well as friends of the family who might come for visit