Women, Children, Crisis

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.

Children learn in a makeshift classroom located in a sprawling camp for thousands of displaced families in the Central African Republic. Image by Jack Losh. Central African Republic, 2018.
January 16, 2018 by Jack Losh

Five years since war erupted, 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.

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.

Two students at the Moringa School based in Nairobi work on developing their coding skills. Image by Janelle Richards. Kenya, 2017.
November 17, 2017 by Janelle Richards

Kenya is on a fast-track to becoming a leader of the technology industry in Africa over the next decade. This project examines the challenges women face in this burgeoning sector.

Eight-year-old Wang Jie jumps for the washing line in the courtyard of his family’s farmhouse in Liangshan Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Image by Max Duncan. China, 2016.
November 1, 2017 by Max Duncan

Three children in a remote corner of China are among millions getting by while their parents work far away in wealthier cities.

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?