Women, Children, Crisis

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...

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.