Women, Children, Crisis

A coffee cart in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, 2018. Image by Jack Losh.
May 18, 2018
by Jack Losh

As fighting uproots more than a million people, Jack Losh travels to the Central African Republic to report on the country's civil war and humanitarian crisis.

May 17, 2018
by Diana Greene, Fareed Mostoufi

North Carolina high school students explore poverty in Winston-Salem in the student-produced documentary "Placing Identity," developed as part of Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.

Screen shot from "We Became Fragments".
May 15, 2018 / The New York Times
by Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon

Samantha Power met Ibraheem Sarhan in 2014 after his home in Syria was bombed. Here, having watched this Op-Doc film, she reflects on his progress.

We Became Fragments follows Syrian refugee Ibraheem Sarhan through his first week of 10th grade in Winnipeg. It's a story about loss, resilience, and one young man’s identity as he adapts to a new country while his home is at war.
May 15, 2018
by Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon

After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.

A young woman stands with her daughter in the park in front of Minzu University in Beijing. Image by Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst. China, 2018.
May 15, 2018 / Pulitzer Center
by Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst

Once forbidden to have more than one child, women in China are now choosing to delay starting a family.

Image by Argentina Vanderhorst. China, 2018.
May 15, 2018
by Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst

After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.

Image by Argentina Vanderhorst. China, 2018.
May 15, 2018 / Pulitzer Center
by Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst

Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst shares a few observations on traveling to China to report on why Chinese women are having fewer children.

Students gathered at National Geographic headquarters in Washington D.C. to see screenings of two films, both funded by the Pultizer Center. Image by Alyssa Sperrazza. United States, 2018.
May 14, 2018
by Alyssa Sperrazza, Dominic Bracco II

Students traveled to Mexico and Uganda when viewing two screenings at National Geographic, both projects showing stories of struggles and triumphs.

Umm Mizrah holds her baby Mizrah, Aden, Yemen. Image by Nariman El-Mofty. Yemen, 2018.
May 4, 2018 / AP News
by Maggie Michael, Nariman el-Mofty

As medicine and food become more expensive and harder to obtain, Yemeni mothers are starving to give their children a chance at survival.

May 1, 2018
by Kim Pate, Carlos Javier Ortiz

Andrea Bruce, 2018 Pulitzer Center-CatchLight fellow, joins in one of three discussions. The segment she participates in is called "Fellowship for Change - Open Call: The power of photography for...

Screenshot PBS NewsHour. 2018.
April 26, 2018 / PBS NewsHour
by Tania Rashid, Phil Caller

Child marriage is common among the Rohingya, but for those who have fled terror in Myanmar, insecurity and poverty are pushing many families to marry off their daughters even earlier.

April 23, 2018
by Diana Greene, Daniella Zalcman

Journalism students from R.J. Reynolds High School explore how opportunity informs identity in their film, "Placing Identity," which they developed as part of Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.