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PHOTO ESSAY: Documenting the Lives of Girls in Haiti

Posted November 5, 2010

By Nadia Todres

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. PhotographerNadia Todresvisited the camps of Port-au-Prince to document the precarious lives of girls on the ground.

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

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Robin Farrin
Nov 06, 2010
Nov 06, 2010

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

Nov 11, 2010
Nov 11, 2010

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 Okeyo
Nov 25, 2010
Nov 25, 2010

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. love, leila