Women, Children, Crisis

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...

Ceremonial dress
September 27, 2016 by Dillon DeWitt

For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong...

Leaders of Nzotheka Support Group for young people living with HIV in Lilongwe
September 21, 2016 by Jennifer Stephens

As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.

Au pair Lucila Espinosa Milay, Denmark
August 1, 2016 by Ana P. Santos, Allison Shelley

On paper, the au pair program is a cultural exchange program. But for many people, the motivations are economic relief rather than cultural immersion.

July 19, 2016 by Amy Maxmen

Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy...

May 31, 2016 by Emily Baumgaertner, Ana P. Santos

Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the Women Deliver International Conference 2016.

May 16, 2016 by Dominic Bracco II

A multimedia project about the psychology of violence. The project follows Diego, a former gang member, on his personal journey of reconciliation and redemption in Ciudad Juarez.

May 10, 2016 by Jeanne Carstensen, Jodi Hilton

The Syrian refugee crisis is changing both refugee communities and their host countries.

March 20, 2016 by Kayli Plotner

More than 20 years after the end of its civil war, El Salvador remains plagued by violence and poverty. Kayli Plotner reports on what has happened to the country's children.

March 18, 2016 by Anna Spoerre

Obtaining a good education is especially difficult for children raised in rural Peru. Those who leave their families behind for better schooling in cities often face difficulties living on their own.

February 10, 2016 by Rhitu Chatterjee

Brazil’s school feeding program feeds 45 million children. Besides fighting hunger, it is also changing kids’ understanding of food and nutrition, while supporting millions of local farmers.