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A safe space for teenage girls in Haiti
January 12, 2012 by The IRC
|In Haiti, violence against women and girls has increased dramatically since the January 2010 earthquake. Along with our partner organizations in the Haiti Adolescent Girls Network, the IRC gives teenage girls safe places to go to talk with their peers and explore their feelings with trained counselors. Photo: Nadia Todres/Haiti Adolescent Girls Network|
Gina, Kristina and Roxanne live in Vallee de Bourdon, an impoverished neighborhood wedged into a steep valley just outside Port-au-Prince. The many tents and makeshift shelters among its sprawl of concrete block homes are constant reminders of the massive earthquake that struck two years ago, turning Haitians’ lives upside down.
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