Women, Children, Crisis

Tania López, 7, plays with her cat in a room whose walls were blackened by an old open fire; the new stove, provided by StoveTeam International, is efficient and safe to touch. Image by Lynn Johnson. Guatemala, 2017.
October 17, 2017
by Michelle Nijhuis, Lynn Johnson

Writer Michelle Nijhuis and photographer Lynn Johnson traveled to Guatemala to report on the chronic, quietly devastating problem of toxic household smoke.

Image by Poonam Daryani. Brazil, 2017.
October 10, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Poonam Daryani

The number of live births declined by nearly 10 percent in Pernambuco, the state in Brazil where Zika was first detected. What accounts for the decline?

Dhulha Alen Silva do Nascimento, 25, explains a CT scan of daughter Valentina’s brain, pointing out areas of calcification and hydrocephalus. Image by Poonam Daryani. Brazil, 2017.
October 10, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Poonam Daryani

The Zika epidemic in Brazil transformed the entire family unit, but little attention has been paid to the other children—the siblings of children with congenital Zika syndrome.

Still of Mylene from video slideshow. Image by Poonam Daryani. Brazil, 2017.
October 9, 2017 / Global Health NOW
by Poonam Daryani

A mother navigates the complexities and joys of daily life with three children post-Zika, in the northeast city of Recife.

Photo for illustrative purposes only. Image Courtesy Letincelle / Flickr. 2010.
October 7, 2017 / Doha News
by Ana P. Santos

Expat men are using dating apps to approach women for casual sex, while women pay the price for accepting their advances.

A child watches as a row of shops is demolished by authorities for collective punishment in Khyber Agency, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Image by Umar Farooq. Pakistan, 2017.
October 6, 2017 / Foreign Affairs
by Umar Farooq

Cultural change comes to FATA.

Roughly a hundred and fifty people wait to be rescued from an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, twenty miles north of Libya. The boat left with only enough fuel to reach international waters. Image by Ben Taub. Libya, 2016.
October 4, 2017
by Alice Su, Robin Shulman

Pulitzer Center grantees Alice Su, Robin Shulman, and Ben Taub share their reporting on refugees as part of inaugural Campus Consortium visit to Georgetown University. 

Failing to repay loans can have serious consequences in Qatar. Graphic by Rappler. 2017.
October 4, 2017 / Rappler
by Ana P. Santos

For migrant workers, failing to pay off loans can mean jail time and loss of income.

September 25, 2017
by Rebecca Hersher, Roger Thurow

Join journalists, educators, and researchers for a day-long workshop on how to communicate global health research, findings, and programs to non-academic audiences.

Blessing and two other teen-age Nigerian girls watch a rainbow over the short stretch of water separating Sicily from mainland Italy. Eighty percent of young Nigerian women who cross the Mediterranean are trafficked into sexual exploitation. Image by Ben Taub. Italy, 2017.
September 25, 2017
by Ben Taub, Ann Peters

Award-winning journalist focuses on human trafficking from Africa to Europe and war crimes in Syria during Campus Consortium visit. 

The view from inside the sculpture of a double helix DNA located in DeCode Genetics’ headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland. Image by Anna Clausen. Iceland, 2017.
September 25, 2017
by Anna Marsibil Clausen

Genetic scientists in Iceland want to warn 2,400 people who are more likely than others to develop breast cancer, but they can't. The individuals have the right not to know.

A researcher at biopharmaceutical company DeCode Genetics labels blood samples that are kept on ice. Image by Anna Clausen. Iceland, 2017.
September 25, 2017 / Pulitzer Center
by Anna Marsibil Clausen

An Icelandic biopharmaceutical company says it can save hundreds of lives with the press of a button. There’s only one problem. Pressing the button is illegal.