Women, Children, Crisis

Students at a Bridge International Academies school in Liberia. Image by Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times. Liberia, 2017.
June 27, 2017 / The New York Times
by Peg Tyre

Bridge International Academies—a chain of inexpensive private schools—has plans to revolutionize education for poor children. But can its for-profit model work in the most impoverished places?

Still image from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour video, "South Sudan’s Civil War Spirals into Genocide, Leaving Ghost Towns in its Wake." 2017.
June 26, 2017 / Field Notes
by Jane Ferguson

Reflections on a local journalist's persistant pursuit of political accountability and public awareness.

June 26, 2017
by Peg Tyre

The fastest growing chain of schools in the world is a highly controversial for-profit company backed by Silicon Valley investors which promises to educate the poorest of the poor.

This tree was made by cancer patients and represents hope of regrowth through the community. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.
June 26, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Anna Russell, Kate Corrigan

What are the obstacles that prevent women in Haiti from receiving timely information and treatment for women's cancers?

A crowd of women listens to a presentation on cervical cancer. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.
June 26, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Anna Russell

In Haiti, women put their family's health above their own. But what happens when a woman falls ill? Anna Russell explores how women who put themselves last face a life-changing diagnosis.

Holdie Fleurilus, the cancer awareness and outreach coordinator for Innovating Health International, completes an education and screening event for breast and cervical cancer with women at l'Hôpital La Providence in Gonaïves. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.
June 23, 2017
by Kate Corrigan, Anna Russell

Cancer is a terrifying word to anyone, but for women living in developing countries, it can be truly devastating. In Haiti, women must overcome immense challenges to seek diagnosis and care.

The public hospital in Gonaives, La Providence, was built in 2014 through a partnership with the Canadian government. La Providence serves over 300,000 people in the city of Gonaives—its focus has always been on maternal and child health. The hospital resides just outside Gonaives with few houses nearby. Many women will travel to the hospital either by donkey or moto, one of the most common forms of transportation in Haiti. The hospital is fenced and guarded, but once inside, it becomes a tranquil, clean atmosphere for the women and children visiting. Image by Anna Russell. Haiti, 2017.
June 23, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Anna Russell

In order to save lives from cervical cancer, nurses educate and screen women for cervical cancer in Haiti. Follow one woman as she goes to the hospital and learns about her own health.

Image by Bruno Federico. Venezuela, 2017.
June 23, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at inflation prices, and children are suffering: child malnutrition is rising at an alarming rate.

June 22, 2017

This lesson introduces students to the individual experiences of child soldiers as well as larger issues such as the impact of war on children. Students read Sarah Topol's article, "How Four Boy...

Girl Be Heard performing at the Gender Lens conference. Image by Jin Ding. United States, 2017.
June 19, 2017
by Jordan Roth

A youth group that focuses on social justice issues, based their performance on gender-related Pulitzer Center reporting.

June 19, 2017

This plan includes lessons connected to the work of journalists that presented at the University of Chicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2017.

Masika Katsuva set up a centre for rape survivors in Minova, Congo, where soldiers raped at least 76 women and children over several days in 2012. Image by Fiona Lloyd-Davies. Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012.
June 19, 2017 / The Guardian
by Fiona Lloyd-Davies

On International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, filmmaker Fiona Lloyd-Davies reflects on any progress made.