Women, Children, Crisis

We Became Fragments follows Syrian refugee Ibraheem Sarhan through his first week of 10th grade in Winnipeg. It's a story about loss, resilience, and one young man’s identity as he adapts to a new country while his home is at war.
May 15, 2018 by Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon

After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.

Image by Argentina Vanderhorst. China, 2018.
May 15, 2018 by Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst

After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.

Soccer ball. Image by Viridiana Vidales Coyt. United States, 2017.
April 6, 2018 by Viridiana Vidales Coyt

Native youth are nine times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than their non-Hispanic white peers, according to an NIH study. Community organizations in New Mexico would like to change that.

Rohingya children huddle next to each other in their small homes. Photo by Jueun Choi. Malaysia, 2017.
February 6, 2018 by Ifath Sayed, Jueun Choi

Many refugee children in Malaysia are attempting to adjust to a foreign society, but with their illegal status, everyday lives are ridden with fear.

Farmers prepare to plant the higher value species of seaweed, Cottonii, in a deep water farm. Crops in shallow water farms have been failing in Zanzibar due to warming seawater temperatures attributed to climate change. Image by Haley Joelle Ott. Zanzibar, 2017.
January 24, 2018 by Haley Joelle Ott

Seaweed farming in Zanzibar generated economic power for rural women, but as climate change causes crop failures, a scientist scrambles to save the industry—and the hard-won gains of women.

A coffee cart in Bangui, one of many wheeled around the bustling, dusty capital city. The front reads "La Paix" - "Peace". Image by Jack Losh. Central African Republic, 2018.
January 16, 2018 by Jack Losh

Five years since war erupted, life in the Central African Republic is again spiralling out of control, with families caught in a deepening humanitarian crisis. How do you survive when your country is...

Image by Tracey Eaton. Bolivia, 2017.
January 12, 2018 by Tracey Eaton

Bolivia can be a rough place for children, especially the most vulnerable. Bolivian President Evo Morales takes pride in protecting youth, but critics question whether he has done enough.

A map of the mass gravesite at Colinas de Santa Fe.
January 9, 2018 by Jesse Alejandro Cottrell

A group of mothers with missing children just unearthed the biggest narco mass gravesite in Mexican history. This project documents their struggle to discover what happened their kids.

Still from the video by Melissa Noel. Jamaica, 2017.
December 27, 2017 by Melissa Noel

This project explores the long-term emotional and psychological impact that prolonged parental separation due to migration can have on Caribbean children and young adults.

Local volunteers teach martial arts to young Syrian refugees at the Homs League Abroad in Amman. The center hopes such activities will bring positivity to the children's everyday lives. Image by Sawsan Morrar. Jordan, 2017.
December 20, 2017 by Sawsan Morrar

While Syrians find refuge and aid in Jordan, little has been done to address the mental trauma they have faced—until now.

Graffiti in support of 2016 protests against anti-abortion laws in Warsaw. Image by Alex Cocotas. Poland, 2017.
November 30, 2017 by Alex Cocotas

After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.

Women share their stories about witch hunts at ANANDI, a Gujarat non-profit group that supports vulnerable women. Image by Seema Yasmin. India, 2017.
November 27, 2017 by Seema Yasmin

Women in India are blamed for economic, agricultural and public health failures, accused of sorcery and subjected to witch hunts resulting in their torture and death.