Welcome to Ista Nou Ayisyen.

The purpose of this blog is to give voice to those who have been sexually abused in Haiti by any person holding a position power.

Doug Perlitz was convicted of sexually abusing children on December 22, 2010.  Shortly thereafter, Cyrus Sibert, a Haitian journalist covering the Doug Perlitz story in Cape Hatien, began receiving messages from young men that alleged having been sexually abused by U.S. citizen Michael Geilenfeld, founder of St. Joseph’s Home For Boys in Port of Prince Haiti.  These allegations have been recurring since the mid 1980s.  According to Sibert, these young men were emboldened to come out, again, about their experiences.

This blog was begun with these people in mind.  This blog is your space to speak about your experiences.

Please stay away from invective.

Please share your words with respect for others.

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