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September 2, 2019

“Up to 170 victims of convicted pedophile Douglas Perlitz are eligible to share in the $60 million settlement approved in an interim order issued [June 5, 2019] in federal court in Connecticut,” said a press release by Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC, the law firm representing the victims in the class-act...

A Haitian court is hearing allegations that a worker for a large Ohio-based international aid ministry allegedly sexually abused minors in Haiti.

Christian Aid Ministries of Berlin, Ohio — which is supported by various Mennonite, Amish and related groups — said in a statement Tuesday it became aware...

March 21, 2019

 Georges Bossous, Jr., Founder and Executive Director of Word and Action, Paul Kendrick, Child Avocate, and Nicole Phillips, Human Rights Lawyer had an exclusive interview with Wendell Theodor, Host of the daily TV Show, Le Point. 

March 6, 2019

Deadly demonstrations fueled by skyrocketing prices, alleged government corruption and a lack of social services have rocked Haiti — long considered the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The U.S. State Department has recalled non-emergency personnel and urged people not to travel to the isl...

January 26, 2019

Fairfield University is among several affiliated religious groups that have agreed to pay a $61 million settlement following lawsuits alleging sexual abuse at a school for homeless boys in Haiti.

Douglas Perlitz, a former Fairfield University graduate, founded and operated the school in Haiti. He ple...

October 5, 2018

Communiqué de Presse

MIAMI, FL—[WORD AND ACTION, INC]- le 5 Octobre, 2018—Fidèle à sa mission qui consiste à  prévenir et à diminuer les abus sexuels et l’exploitation sexuelle et tout autre type de maltraitance des enfants à travers Haïti, Word and Action Haiti/ Parole et Action Pour Haiticondamne s...

September 27, 2018

ORLANDO, FL—[WORD AND ACTION, INC]- September 27th, 2018—According to the RAINN, “Only 310 out of every 1,000 sexual assaults are reported to police. That means about 2 out of 3 go unreported.” A 2013 study led by Chris Green stated that child sexual abuse ranks second to homicide in the U.S. and ve...

Pope Francis condemned the sexual abuse of children by Roman Catholic clergy in an unprecedented letter Monday to the church’s 1.2 billion followers, but many Catholics remained skeptical that the scathing statement will lead to lasting systemic change.

“We showed no care for the little ones; we aban...

May 3, 2018

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County pastor faces charges of sexual activity with a 17-year-old stemming from allegations from one year ago, according to Orange County court documents.

Billy Leveille, 51, was arrested this week. He recently was a pastor at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Rio Gr...

Il devient le plus haut représentant de l'Église catholique ainsi poursuivi pour agressions sexuelles.

Le numéro trois du Vatican, le cardinal australien George Pell, a été renvoyé mardi en procès pour des accusations d'agressions sexuelles anciennes qu'il rejette catégoriquement.

Le prélat, l'un des...

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