Women, Children, Crisis

The view from inside the sculpture of a double helix DNA located in DeCode Genetics’ headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image by Anna Clausen. Iceland, 2017.
September 25, 2017 by Anna Marsibil Clausen

Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.

Overgrown graveyards scatter the roadsides. Image by Campbell Rawlins. Guyana, 2017. 
September 22, 2017 by Madeline Bishop, Campbell Rawlins

How is post-colonial Guyana working to break free from its enduring cycles of abuse and suicide?

At SECMOL, an alternative school, students and the staff use separate bins for different types of waste material. Image by Palak Barmaiya. India, 2017.
September 22, 2017 by Palak Barmaiya

At an altitude of 11,000 feet, a unique school has been developed in a mountain desert of India—its mission is to help educate children through sustainable community living.

September 4, 2017 by Anna Nemtsova, Sophia Jones

The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind...

TBD
August 23, 2017 by Michelle Nijhuis, Lynn Johnson

Nearly half the people on earth use open fires to cook their food and heat their homes, and the price they pay is steep. But changing the world's kitchens is surprisingly complicated.

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.