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.
Rape of women and children is reportedly on the rise in the camps in Haiti. Michel Martin interviews Lisa Armstrong about the women she has encountered and the stories they have shared.
The State highlights Pulitzer Center's After The Quake project, saying "Their work plumbs depths the mainstream media are unlikely to reach when reporters flock to Haiti this month to mark the anniversary of last year’s earthquake."
Joel Sainton, an HIV-positive pastor in Haiti, works to provide support and hope for other Haitians living with the disease in the aftermath of the country's devastating earthquake in January 2010.
Poet and writer Kwame Dawes offers a unique lens on the struggles, and resilience, of Haitians nearly one year after the devestating earthquake. An interview with Jeffrey Brown for PBS NewsHour.
Tout jounen m ap gade yon vil ki detwi (Josaphat Robert Large). The visual poem Tombs in Kreyol.
Joel Sainton is an itinerant preacher who formed a grassroots agency to serve the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
He does his work in Port-au-Prince and has continued to serve these people despite the challenges caused by the earthquake on January 12, 2010.
Rape, a serious problem in Haiti prior to the 2010 earthquake, has gone up threefold in Port-au-Prince, according to Refugees International.
A change to the Dominican Republic's constitution has left many residents of Haitian descent lacking citizenship and in a state of legal limbo.
Dominican human rights activists lobby for government attention to unrecognized Haitian hardships.
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.
GoTriad.com features "Voices of Haiti," a multi-media presentation with poems by Kwame Dawes, photographs by Andre Lambertson, and music by composer Kevin Simmonds and soprano Valetta Brinson.
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting was featured in an Atlantic article on new media and photojournalism. The article poses the question: what happens to the traditional photojournalist in the new media landscape?
The Poetry Foundation featured writer and poet Kwame Dawes' interview on PBS NewsHour.
Dawes has traveled to Haiti several times over the past year to report on people's experiences after the earthquake through poetry and prose.
On Friday, December 17, Kwame Dawes, a poet, professor, and Pulitzer Center grantee, visited Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington D.C.. During the visit, Dawes shared his latest project, "Voices from Haiti," an exploration of Haiti one year after the devastating January 2010 earthquake.
When high school seniors from the School Without Walls in Washington, DC were asked what they've heard lately about Haiti by visiting Pulitzer Center journalists, they responded, "not much." Almost 10 months after the earthquake, media attention on Haiti has faded. The country's struggles have not.
Water issues affect us all, from the women who spend hours daily fetching water to political battles over international rivers to melting icepack and rising sea levels. We are all downstream.
Worldwide, just under 900 million people lack reliable access to safe water that is free from disease and industrial waste. And forty percent do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The result is one of the world's greatest public health crisis: 4,500 children die every day from waterborne diseases, more than from HIV-AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
Annie Paul, The Pelican
Just back from writing poems in India, internationally acclaimed poet and UWI alumnus Kwame Dawes sat down with Annie Paul for an engaging discussion about his life, his alma mater's role in shaping him as an artist and the Emmy Award-winning LiveHopeLove project.
Writing is part of the digital story: examples of powerful multimedia presentations that incorporate (not just link to) good nonfiction writing.