On War and Peace

Zanna, kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.
June 27, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: four boys escape from Boko Haram's army; the impact of Venezuela's food shortage on kids; and the debate on whether to use affordable, yet unreliable cancer screening tests in Haiti.

Internally displaced South Sudanese walk past a U.N. peacekeeper in Bentiu. Image by Cassandra Vinograd. South Sudan, 2016.
June 26, 2017
by Cassandra Vinograd

Cassandra Vinograd discusses her reporting in South Sudan—the world's newest nation and a country on the brink of collapse.

Kolomi was 12 when he and his friends were herded by Boko Haram into trucks and forced to become soldiers. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.
June 23, 2017
by Sydney Combs, Sarah A. Topol

Recent reporting on former Boko Haram child soldiers by grantees Sarah Topol and Glenna Gordon was highlighted by Poynter's James Warren.

Freelance Photographer Andrew Quilty.
June 22, 2017 / Detours Podcast
by Jason Motlagh, William Wheeler

In this podcast episode, Detours interviews photographer Andrew Quilty.

June 22, 2017

This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues such as the impact of war on children. Students read Sarah Topol's article, "How Four Boy...

A young woman walks through Custom House, a large IDP camp on the outskirts of Maiduguri that is home to over 9,000 people. There are more than 1.7 million displaced in Northern Nigeria alone, and the number of shelters at refugee camps does not meet the needs of the huge population. The camps that do exist are often cut off from town and markets and frequent sites of suicide bombs. Image by Sarah A. Topol. Nigeria, 2017.
June 22, 2017
by Sarah A. Topol

What happens to children in Nigeria who were abducted by Boko Haram? Sarah Topol discusses the lives of those who have not escaped and are still controlled by the militant Islamist group.

Screenshot from the video "Convict of 302" by Shakeeb Asrar and Urooj Kamran Azmi.   Pakistan, 2016.
June 22, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi

The Pakistani public perceives the reinstatement of the death penalty as a tool to curb terrorism and crime, but many are unaware that not everyone on death row receives a fair trial.

June 22, 2017 / The New York Times
by Sarah A. Topol, Glenna Gordon

The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were.

A boy carrying leaves to feed animals at an informal settlement for displaced people on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno State in northern Nigeria. Image by Glenna Gordon. 2017.
June 22, 2017 / The New York Times
by Glenna Gordon

The photographer Glenna Gordon accompanied the Nigerian military to regions where Islamist militants have terrorized residents.

Masika Katsuva set up a centre for rape survivors in Minova, Congo, where soldiers raped at least 76 women and children over several days in 2012. Image by Fiona Lloyd-Davies. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012.
June 19, 2017 / The Guardian
by Fiona Lloyd-Davies

On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies reflects on any progress made.

A woman walks through the flooded IDP camp in Malakal, South Sudan. Image by Ty McCormick. South Sudan, 2014.
June 14, 2017
by Michael Kavanagh, Ty McCormick

Two Pulitzer Center-supported projects nominated and seven grantees shortlisted for 2017 One World Media Awards for international journalism and media coverage of global issues.

The refugee and migration reporting panel at the Gender Lens Conference included stories from (left to right) moderator and Pulitzer Center contributing editor Kem Knapp Sawyer, journalist Jeanne Carstensen, TIME video production coordinator Justine Simmons, project manager at Kirkayak Culture Association Asli Saban, and photographer Jake Naughton. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
June 12, 2017
by Lauren Shepherd, kem knapp sawyer

Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.