Women, Children, Crisis

Refugees climb out of their dinghy on the shores of Lesbos after having crossed from Turkey, about seven miles away. Image by Tzeli Hadjidimitiou. Greece, 2015.
March 22, 2017
by Emily Kassie, Robin Shulman

How are the lives of refugees impacted as they migrate throughout the world? And how does their migration affect the global economy? Join us in New York to discuss.  

12 hours into an eventual 17-hour childbirth, my girlfriend was definitely feeling the pain. I looked on helplessly as nothing compared to the moments of pain and the respite between. Gas, drugs, and a hand to hold only had so much effect. This day I found out how truly strong she is… Image by Sam Williams, National Geographic Your Shot.
March 17, 2017
by Jordan Roth

This is the last week to submit photos of Strong Women to NatGeo Your Shot.

Image by Lauren Gelfond Feldinger. Jordan, 2014.
March 16, 2017
by Ifath Sayed

"Invisible Wounds," a report by Save the Children, says that children in Syria are at high risk of developing mental health disorders.

One way Native Hawaiians show respect to their ancestors is through the piling of stones into Ahu, or shrines. There are many shrines like this one on the slopes of Mauna Kea. Image by Sarah Ruiz. United States, 2016. 
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Sarah Ruiz

The battle over placing an 18-story telescope on the highest point in the Pacific Ocean divides Hawaii over issues of spirtuality, discovery and economics.

Roy Rogiero Nlenva, a Congolese refugee, gathers the regular order of vegetables for a mother and her two daughters, who biked to his farm stand in the Museum District of Houston, Texas. Image by Lillian Waddill. United States, 2016.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Lillian Waddill

Welcoming atmosphere shaken by state's withdrawal from refugee resettlement program. NGOs vow to operate program exactly same as operated by state.  

Young Asian Americans read the English version of the crowdsourced "Letters for Black Lives" in a YouTube video with over 20,000 views. What began as one Google Doc quickly grew into a community with over 200 contributors and additional content, such as this video and translations of the letters. Image courtesy of the Letters for Black Lives organization.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Iris Hyon

Chinese-American ethnographer Christina Xu began project that would provoke honest, often uncomfortable conversations between young Asian Americans and their elders.

Students play in the school yard of a Building Tomorrow School as they wait to receive their report cards. Image by Brandon Posner. Uganda, 2016.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Brandon Posner

Building Tomorrow works hand-in-hand with the community to construct a school, but it comes at great costs.

Old cars still adorn the streets in Havana, providing an ever-present reminder that the U.S. enforced embargo still restricts this island nation. While the embargo has caused building projects to be delayed and car importation to be largely blocked, media is still finding its way in through El Paquete and other black market means. Image by William Neely. Cuba, 2016.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by William Neely

From government employees in censored newspaper chains, to rebellious internet bloggers, Cuba is in the midst of an information revolution.

Formerly Jamestown South, Hardy Hall was renamed in 2016 for William & Mary Dean Carroll Hardy who worked to improve diversity efforts on campus. Image by Kayla Sharpe. United States, 2016.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Kayla Sharpe

Colleges delve into their long and sometimes complicated history with slavery, aiming to educate their students about the past and reshape goals for the future.

The Great Hall rests at the head of the central hub of the Braamfontein campus at the University of Witwatersrand. Many of the most remembered protests have taken place at university centers, and the Great Hall is no exception. Two police vehicles wait along with four others not pictured outside during the registration period. Image by Lorraine Pettit. South Africa, 2016.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Lorraine Pettit

The cost of attending university has been increasing around 10 percent annually in South Africa, and students and their families are finding it difficult to keep up.

The “Literacy Library” in Ms. Lagares’ English and Language Arts classroom at Bea Fuller Rodgers School. Image by Holly Fleming. United States, 2017.
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Holly Fleming

Under the direction of Zawadi Noel, a teaching artist from Urban Arts Partnership, students discuss other artists’ works and make their own art.

International Labor Organization estimates that 5.8 million children in India are working often under poor conditions, with many of them the victims of child labor trafficking. A few of the previously trafficked children are here in MVF residential bridge course camp in Ieeja in hopes of a better future. Image by Sri Harshini Malapati. India, 2016. 
March 15, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Sri Harshini Malapati

International Labor Organization estimates 5.8 million children in India work under poor conditions. Many of them are victims of labor trafficking.