Women, Children, Crisis

Attendees watched films and listened to panel discussion about global health challenges faced by refugees and migrants. Image courtesy Tina McGrath/ProImage Design and the Institute of Public Health at Washington University in Saint Louis. 2017.
December 11, 2017
by Kamran Rahman

The festival screened five Pulitzer-sponsored films, which centered on public health challenges faced by migrants and refufees across the globe.

Students take on various responsibilities such as cleaning, cooking, and housekeeping—they also take breaks. Image by Palak Barmaiya. India, 2017
December 6, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Palak Barmaiya

SECMOL, an alternative school located in Ladakh in northern India, has emerged as an eco-friendly institution where students from small rural villages have found hope.

University Moulay Ismail, College of Sciences. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
December 6, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Gareth Smail

Language barriers in scientific research often prove burdensome in developing countries like Morocco. Students’ experiences suggest there is no easy fix.

Janelle Richards greets elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Image by Thomas Gathoni. Kenya, 2017.
December 6, 2017
by Janelle Richards

NBC News producer Janelle Richards traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to report on the technology industry. Hear more about her trip to the region.

A rainy day outside Georgetown Public Hospital's Psychiatric Ward. Image by Madeline Bishop. Guyana, 2017.
December 6, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Madeline Bishop

We accompanied Caitlin Vieira on a typical workday to observe the many roles she juggles as one of only three psychologists in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana.

The Irkutsk AIDS Center. Image by Anna Nemtsova. Russia, 2017.
December 5, 2017 / The Daily Beast
by Anna Nemtsova

From Moscow to Siberia, and after some 200,000 deaths in the last 30 years, Russia finally is mobilized to address the epidemic.

Entrance to a secondary school in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. This entrance is no longer in use. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
December 5, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Gareth Smail

Morocco’s steps to replace Arabic with French in high school math and science highlight the government’s bid to modernize the country. But they also indicate a decline of nationalist politics.  

Marie Githinji, Director and Co-Founder at Akirachix, and Marline Khavene, an Akirachix student in Nairobi, Kenya. Image by Janelle Richards. Kenya, 2017.
December 4, 2017 / NBC News
by Janelle Richards

Kenyan entrepreneurs help Africa's aspiring engineers succeed.

Magdaline Sointa helping run her family's cybercafe with her mom, Louisa, and sister Sylvia.  Image by Janelle Richards. Kenya, 2017.
December 1, 2017 / Field Notes
by Janelle Richards

Journalist Janelle Richards traveled to Narok, a mostly Maasai area located a few hours from Nairobi. In this blog post she writes about her experience conducting interviews in the area.

Screenshot from video courtesy CNN. 2017.
November 30, 2017 / WBUR
by Ben Taub

Ben Taub appeared on NPR's On Point to discuss the relationship between the migrant crisis and the African slave trade. 

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.

A defaced truck bearing anti-abortion messages outside one of the last hospitals in Poland that still performs abortions. Image by Alex Cocotas. Poland, 2016.
November 30, 2017 / The Guardian
by Alex Cocotas

A year ago, mass protests in Poland defeated a new abortion ban. But the ruling party, supported by the church, continues to cut reproductive rights—leaving people at the mercy of the black market.