Women, Children, Crisis

Workman puts the finishing touches on a Moroccan school entrance repainted for the new school year. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
August 4, 2017 by Gareth Smail

The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?

Gunasundari, now a successful tailor, learned her craft for free through classes at the Ulaga Matha Church in Thiruvannamalai. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017.
August 3, 2017 by Praveena Somasundaram

Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and...

Dr. Isabella Santana, an ophthalmologist at the Altino Ventura Foundation in Recife, Pernambuco, conducts a visual exam with Pedro, a young child born with microcephaly associated with Zika virus, while his mother Juliana holds him. To date, the Altino Ventura Foundation has diagnosed 322 babies with congenital Zika syndrome. Image by Poonam Daryani. Brazil, 2017.
July 17, 2017 by Poonam Daryani

Though the Zika outbreak in Brazil has seemingly peaked, its aftermath will be felt by the thousands of families caring for and raising children with Zika-related complications and disabilities.

June 26, 2017 by Peg Tyre

The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.

Holdie Fleurilus, the cancer awareness and outreach coordinator for Innovating Health International, completes an education and screening event for breast and cervical cancer with women at l'Hôpital La Providence in Gonaïves. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.
June 23, 2017 by Kate Corrigan, Anna Russell

Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.

Image by Ana P Santos. Qatar, 2017. 
June 15, 2017 by Ana P. Santos

When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.

City of Winnipeg
June 2, 2017 by Joanna Jolly

Over the past three decades, thousands of Canadian Aboriginal women have been murdered or gone missing. The government has begun investigating why indigenous women are so vulnerable to violence.

May 2, 2017 by Jane Ferguson

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation but ethnic violence, economic collapse and famine are spiralling. Millions of lives, and the future of the country, are at stake.

April 12, 2017 by Diana Markosian

"A Postcard Home" is a collaborative series exploring a remarkable chapter in human migration through the viewpoint of a child.

Blessing and two other teen-age Nigerian girls watch a rainbow over the short stretch of water separating Sicily from mainland Italy. Eighty percent of young Nigerian women who cross the Mediterranean are trafficked into sexual exploitation. Image by Ben Taub. Italy, 2017.
April 3, 2017 by Ben Taub

Most African migrants heading to Europe unwittingly follow the ancient caravan routes of the trans-Saharan slave trade. Along the way, many are trafficked, sold, and brutally exploited.

March 1, 2017 by Caitlin J. Cotter

An Andean village has battled severe lead toxicity from ceramics production, and now residents face the challenges of alternative glazing compounds or abandoning their cottage industry altogether.

A mother in southern Ethiopia (right) underwent female genital mutilation as a young woman
October 7, 2016 by Amy Yee

Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within...