For tens of thousands of women living in the crowded tent cities that sprung up after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, danger and misfortune continued long after the earthquake itself. Many young women were left on their own and easy prey for sexual violence in camps with little or no security.
I has documented the lives of a dozen young women who told me they had been raped in the aftermath of the earthquake. I discovered the issue after I noticed an unusually high number of pregnancies among very young women at one of the camps in Port-au-Prince that i was working in. None of the residents wanted to talk about it at first, but slowly I earned their trust, returning for weeks at a time over the course of a year.