It is not as if teenage prostitution didn’t exist in Haiti before the January 2010 earthquake that left 1.5 million displaced, tens of thousands of them living in haphazardly-placed tents in scattered through the capital, Port-au-Prince. But in the months since, the number of girls, some as young as 8, who have been forced to have sex in order to survive has drastically increased. Not surprisingly, the number of rapes has also gone up.
Up to a million Haitians, and descendants of Haitians, are being affected by a new law about citizenship in the Dominican Republic. Many could face deportation, despite being born in the country.
Thousands of Haitians remain in camps in Port-au-Prince after a massive earthquake hit last year. Now, 16 months after the disaster, young girls are being forced to have sex in order to survive.
When we met Jesula in May 2010, she was broken. She was 22, HIV positive, with a toddler and another baby on the way.
A man discusses why and how rape occurs in Champs de Mars, one of the most dangerous camps for those displaced by Haiti's quake.
The visual poem Ganthier in Kreyol.
Pou Joel Sainton. The visual poem Job in Kreyol.
When a brave woman’s out walking
she’s Mistress Life’s spitting image
His voice is licked
but his dreams
are the artillery of words loaded
to uncoil our strength.
Ti Gason An Ble
Since the earthquake, many young girls in Haiti have turned to prostitution in order to get by. They resort to having sex for food or small amounts of money. This exchange is unwanted but, in their view, the only way to survive.
There is beauty here,
Even among the broken buildings
One year after the earthquake, a look at the current status and the future of Haiti.
“Using Art for Social Engagement” panel explored how the union of art and journalism allows stories to be told in a compelling way that draws people in.
American Society of Journalists and Authors honors Lisa Armstrong with Arlene Award for "Articles that Make a Difference."
Two years after the catastrophic earthquake, Kwame Dawes returned to Haiti to relay, through a soulful performance that blended poetry with photographs and music, stories of post-quake challenges.
Andre Lambertson presents his photographs of post-quake Haiti at the University of Virginia and appears in The Cavalier Daily.
Stephen Sapienza crafts simple but compelling narratives, chronicling the lives and plights of everyday people, from the cities of Bangladesh to the streets of Sierra Leone, writes Ameto Akpe.
Pulitzer Center grantee Kwame Dawes reflects on his work in the Caribbean and his journey as a poet and documentarian.
Seven photojournalists discuss the unparalleled ways they approach documenting stories of crisis during a FotoWeek DC panel at George Washington University.
The College of William & Mary Reves Center for International Studies highlights a recent visit from Pulitzer Center grantees and former Pulitzer Center intern, Shannon Beydler.
Pulitzer Center grantees Andre Lambertson and Anna Badkhen were featured on the show Local Diversity to talk about their reporting from Haiti and Afghanistan on Women and Children in Crisis.
YES! Weekly interviews Jon Sawyer and Kwame Dawes about the reporting project behind the multimedia performance at the 2011 National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem.
The "Voices of Haiti" multimedia performance by Pulitzer Center grantees Kwame Dawes and Andre Lambertson will premiere August 2 and 3 at the National Black Theatre Festival.
WFDD interviews poet and reporter Kwame Dawes before the premiere of "Voices of Haiti." Voices was also featured in Winston-Salem Journal highlights from National Black Theatre Festival.