Pulitzer Center Update

Pulitzer Center Grantee Wins SOPA Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues

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F, 22, who says she was raped by members of Myanmar’s armed forces in June and again in September, cries as she speaks to The Associated Press in her tent in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. Image by Wong Maye-E. Bangladesh, 2017.

Pulitzer Center grantee Kristen Gelineau won the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award for Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues.

Her story for the project, "Rohingya Under Attack," recounts how 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls were raped by members of Myanmar's armed forces. Gelineau is the Associated Press bureau chief for Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.

Judges described Gelineau's piece as "methodical, terrifying journalism" that "paints a stark and detailed picture of systematic rape, including gang rape, of Rohingya Muslim women and girls in Myanmar."

The Excellence in Reporting on Women's Issues Award honors original coverage of women in Asia with the common thread being an exploration of the lives of women and the challenges they face.  

The full list of SOPA award winners is available online.