On any given day, you would have a hard time finding Silveli. She is rarely home and always on the go.
In a meeting here, or a training there, or working with families to make a plan to reunite their family. Now at 52-years-old, Silveli is a survivor of child slavery.
Once a victim, today a victorious activist, Silveli has one mission in mind: keeping families together and sparing Haitian children the nightmare that she suffered as a child.
“If you don’t have a meeting scheduled with me, you will have difficulty finding me, because I am out working to make sure that no child has to grow up the way I did,” Silveli proudly states. “I’m always giving parents advice and finding a way to support them so they don’t send their children away to live with others and risk ending up in slavery.”
Silveli, trained and supported by Beyond Borders, is part of a larger movement of more than 5,300 survivors and community activists across the island of Lagonav, fortified with a range of skills that equip them to take action to defend the rights of children in their homes and neighborhoods.
Tuesday December 10 is World Human Rights Day, a day in which we will join hundreds of thousands of activists around the world in proclaiming and re-claiming a better life for those left behind in our world.
Please join us as we celebrate women like Silveli and the hundreds of activists stepping up with great passion to advocate on behalf of enslaved and at-risk children – ensuring that no child is a slave and every child is free.
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