Women, Children, Crisis

Betty Nanozi, a Ugandan widow. Still from the video by Kathryn Carlson and Amy Toensing. Uganda, 2016.
February 14, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: A Ugandan widow fights for her rights, Syrian refugees lose more than their homes, and what Rodrigo Duterte's attitude means to his country.

Najiba holds her nephew, Shabir, who was injured from the same bomb blast that killed his sister. Najiba watched over the children while Shabir’s mother buried her daughter. Image by Paula Bronstein. Afghanistan, 2016.
February 13, 2017
by Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein took home an award from World Press Photo for her work in Afghanistan supported by the Pulitzer Center.

A group of young women activists stand together by the seaside. Image by Amy Maxmen, South Africa, 2016.
February 10, 2017
by Amy Maxmen

Journalist Amy Maxmen traveled to Kwa-Zulu Natal in South Africa, where girls under age 20 are being infected by HIV at alarming rates.

Betty Nanozi poses for a portrait in her fields. Betty, a widow for over a decade, first experienced property grabbing the moment she became a widow when her step children came into her home the night her husband died and took everything. Image by Amy Toensing and Kathryn Carlson. Uganda, 2016.
February 9, 2017 / National Geographic
by Kathryn Carlson, Amy Toensing

Betty Nanozi was robbed of everything she owns, twice. Her cow was beaten to death. Her land was forcefully taken from her. Her child's life was threatened. All because she is a widow in Uganda.

Teenage girls outside Tarash Mandir, a short-stay home for young women and permanent facility for elderly widows in Vrindavan, India.
February 6, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Amy Toensing

Outcasts of their culture and sometimes their own families, teenage girls and widows find home and a sense of community at Tarash Mandir in the holy city of Vrindavan.

February 6, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Amy Toensing

A group wedding ceremony is held for couples whose unions are culturally or economically challenged. Five of the 15 couples participating include widows.

 Au pairs walk back to the train after shopping at Loppemarked, a weekend flea market in Gentofte, a wealthy suburb of Copenhagen. The women buy second-hand clothing and gifts to send to their families back home, a common practice of overseas Filipino workers. Image by Allison Shelley. Denmark, 2016.
February 1, 2017
by Ana P. Santos, Allison Shelley

Ana Santos, Allison Shelley and Tom Hundley visit Campus Consortium partner Northwestern in Qatar to discuss migrant worker exchange programs that are more than just cultural immersion.

A shot of video footage of Izmir, Turkey, overlaid with images posted by refugees on Instagram from those same sites. Image by Tomas van Houtyryve. Turkey, 2016.
January 31, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: looking at migrants' journeys through Instagram, where is the divide between Asia and Europe? And ending female genital mutilation in Ethiopia.

Illham holds her seven week-old baby Faraj in her tent on Nov. 20. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, 2016.
January 29, 2017
by Jeff Barrus, Lynsey Addario

Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.

January 27, 2017 / Christian Science Monitor
by Amy Yee

Bogaletch Gebre cofounded KMG, an organization that’s credited with virtually eliminating female genital mutilation in southern Ethiopia

The procedure room in the Kibera clinic. Often, abortions conducted at such facilities put women at great risk of infection, injury and death. Image by Jake Naughton. Kenya, 2015.
January 24, 2017
by Libby Allen, Laura Bassett

The Population Institute awarded Laura Bassett the Global Media Award for her story "Instruments of Oppression."

January 24, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: Life for widows around the world, who's bringing peace to Afghanistan, and sanctioned murders in the Philippines.