Each fall a million people from Chhattisgarh in India knowingly migrate hundreds of miles to labor in one of the most exploitative industries in the world. Why?
A sanitation scheme has deepened rural indebtedness and perpetuated migratory labor. Yardain Amron reports on the race to make every open village defecation-free by 2019.
Creating sustainable food systems in the face of a changing climate isn't easy—but innovators around the world are making real progress.
Laziness. Drunkenness. Financial irresponsibility. It's the poverty narrative everywhere. And everywhere it's part of the problem.
In the first installment of the Food Security podcast, grantee Roger Thurow interviews grantee Lisa Palmer about her project, Hot, Hungry Planet.
Listen to grantees Debbie and Larry Price on NPR in Baltimore talk about their project on textile and tannery industries.
International Labor Organization estimates 5.8 million children in India work under poor conditions. Many of them are victims of labor trafficking.
India is the world's second largest producer of leather and leather goods—the toxic working conditions and environmental effects are beyond measure.
What does it mean to be “labeled” with a disability in India, and how does that shape your lived experienced, as well as your individuality?
Outcasts of their culture and sometimes their own families, teenage girls and widows find home and a sense of community at Tarash Mandir in the holy city of Vrindavan.
A group wedding ceremony is held for couples whose unions are culturally or economically challenged. Five of the 15 couples participating include widows.
When there's no therapist, how can citizens in India recover from different forms of depression and mental illness?
Each winter hundreds of thousands of Indians migrate north to man the world's second largest brick industry. They're promised opportunity, but many are bonded into debt.
This global reporting project on urbanization in the developing world examines how three major countries—China, India, and Mexico—are dealing with a similar challenge in their own unique ways.
Mental illnesses take a huge toll on people in low and middle income countries, yet they're virtually ignored by most governments and aid agencies. That's starting to change.
How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.
In India, persons with disabilities are largely invisible due to lack of accessibility or acceptability in public spaces. They can also be deliberately unseen as people avert their eyes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes on the Herculean task of cleaning up his country’s most sacred river, the Ganges. Can he succeed where all his predecessors have failed?
India is building the first-ever railway to its "lost valley." What will it mean for Kashmir?
More than half of all HIV-positive individuals will experience an eye complication during their lifetime. One such complication is CMV retinitis, which can lead to permanent blindness.
Media and customers are pushing brands to rethink their supply chains, especially in fashion and beauty. Can India deliver new inventive business models that are people and planet friendly?
With an aging population and an ever-increasing burden of chronic disease, a grassroots social movement has revolutionized end-of-life care in the Indian state of Kerala.
Control over its territory has always been considered the fundamental characteristic of the state itself. What happens when historic levels of territory are given over to corporate interests?
A weak public health system has given rise to market-based approaches in India. A new breed of young tech-savvy entrepreneurs are building businesses to help more Indians have access to healthcare.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
"The most important solid substance on earth," Vince Beiser tells us, is sand—used to build skyscrapers and shopping malls from Boston to Beijing. But the world is running out.
I went to India to examine the country’s efforts to build a more resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How can we help agriculture help us?
What does it take to address mental illnesses? See what some folks in India are doing.
Business reporter Daniel Moore and photographer Michael Henninger traveled to India for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to write about efforts to scale up clean sources of power.
Reporter Michael Holtz and photographer Ann Hermes traveled to India and Nepal to report on labor abuses within the brick-making industry.
More than a billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluent pour into the Ganges every day. Can Prime Minister Narendra Modi clean up India's sacred river when everyone else has failed?
Journalists Ankita Rao and Atish Patel traveled to Kerala to learn more about India's extensive palliative care network.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Property grabs threaten life and livelihood for women around the world.
For a week, the Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.
Amy Toensing visited Guilford College to present her Pulitzer Center-supported project, "A World of Widows."
National Geographic photographer, Amy Toensing and Deputy Director of Photography, Whitney Johnson, select the final photographs for Your Shot assignment.
Cynthia Gorney discussed her Pulitzer Center-supported National Geographic project, "For Widows, Life After Loss" at the University of Texas at Austin.
The Guilfordian's Abigail Bekele wrote about Pulitzer Center grantee Amy Toensing's visit to North Carolina.
NatGeo Your Shot features photographs of inspiring women from around the world.
Your Shot's assignment tasks its community to find the strong women in their life and document them.
This week: the mental health system in India, how religion fuels conflict in the middle east, and peace talks in Afghanistan.
This week: Life for widows around the world, who's bringing peace to Afghanistan, and sanctioned murders in the Philippines.
Regulators may soon close America's last coastal sand mine. Can the Indian activists covered by grantee Vince Beiser do the same?