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Additional Coverage Special Report—Haiti


This story is just one article in our special report on Haiti's women's movement.

We'll be adding more stories in the coming weeks—for now, take a look at other articles in this series.

• Read an assessment of the earthquake's impact on Haiti's women's movement in Honoring the Ancestors.

• Internationally acclaimed author and memoirist Edwidge Danticat on her homeland, post disaster.

• Read Didi Bertrand's column, Bearing Witness: Girls and Women in Haiti's Camps.

• Take a look at SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti Elections—Why Vote for a Woman? to read interviews with Haiti's three female presidential candidates to learn more about their platforms.

• Read the first story in this series, SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti, Women, and the Elections, which takes an in-depth look at women on the ground and the upcoming elections.

• Read World Pulse and Anne-christine d'Adesky's previous coverage on the earthquake, Holding Up Haiti: Women Respond to Nightmare Earthquake, published shortly after news broke of the devastating earthquake.

PHOTO ESSAY: Documenting the Lives of Girls in Haiti


In the 1300 tent cities scattered across post-earthquake Haiti, young girls are coming of age amidst threats of sexual violence, rampant disease, and makeshift living conditions. Photographer Nadia Todres visited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground.

Click the above image to start the slideshow.

Nadia Todres is a photojournalist working on a story of girls in Haiti. To see more pictures from her documentary project in Haiti, visit her website at


Robin Farrin's picture

These Hatian Girls

These Hatian Girls are beautiful. Great photos. Keep up this fantastic work to promote positive change and possibilities for these girls.
Robin Farrin

Roseann's picture

Lives of Girls in Haiti

I am glad that someone is calling attention to the lives of these poor children. The pictures of the children broke my heart, they are so beautiful and innocent.

Leila's picture

The Lives of Girls in Haiti

It's a pity that the innocent girls are passing through such a hard time and unfotunately;not by their will.I understand how they feel because in our country some displaced persons have not yet been settled and they are still in the IDPs centres due to the Post Election Violence.we hope they'll pass through the hard time and may god bless you for your work and the heart of willingness to help.

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