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Empowering Adolescent Girls in Haiti

Empowering Adolescent Girls in Haiti

AmeriCares
September, 2010

Thousands of children were orphaned or separated from their parents after the Haiti earthquake, leaving girls as young as 10 years old to provide for their younger siblings.

With so much responsibility thrust upon them at such a young age, they are at risk of not finishing school. Even worse, without family and support, many girls living in temporary camps are vulnerable to sexual abuse and violence.