iciHaiti – Education : Back in classes gor 40 underage schoolgirls, fallen pregnant
On Monday, the day of the official reopening of classes, Marie Gislhaine Mompremier, the Minister for the Status of Women announced that arrangements had been made to ensure the return to class of 40 pregnant underage schoolgirls from the Prophétie school located in Beaumont (Dept. Grand’Anse) https://www.haitilibre.com/article-32053-haiti-flash-grand-anse-40-eleves-mineures-d-une-meme-ecole-mises-enceintes.html declaring that the Minister Cadet assured her that all arrangements had been made “[…] for these girls to return to school after giving birth.”
Minister Mompremier recalled that these schoolgirls aged between 14 and 17 were made pregnant during the Covid-19 health crisis outside their school establishment.
An investigation was opened to identify the sexual predators responsible for these acts on minors, which according to the Departmental Initiative against Trafficking of Children (IDETTE) and the Institute for Social Welfare and Research (IBESR), are generally committed by adult men, teachers and School Directors https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-32053-haiti-flash-grand-anse-40-underage-students-from-the-same-school-pregnant.html that take advantage of the vulnerability of students to sexually exploit them.
Suspects aged between 20 and 60, who would be involved in these underage sex, will be arrested for “misappropriation of a minor” promises Minister Mompremier.