Women, Children, Crisis

A DNA sculpture in deCODE Genetics Reykjavik headquarters. The company says it has all the information needed to accurately identify almost every single BRCA mutation carrier in Iceland. Image by Anna M. Clausen. Iceland, 2017.
March 20, 2018 / Global Health NOW
by Anna Marsibil Clausen

In Iceland, a biopharmaceutical company wants to inform 2,400 people of the life-threatening but preventable risk their genes predict. But that would be illegal. They have a right not to know.

Hrafnhildur Sveinbjörnsdóttir’s mastectomy took a larger toll on her body than she had expected. Image provided by Hrafnhildur Sveinbjörnsdóttir. Iceland, 2017.
March 20, 2018 / Pulitzer Center
by Anna Marsibil Clausen

Hrafnhildur Sveinbjörnsdóttir had a double mastectomy after finding out she had a gene mutation linked to a high risk of breast cancer. But trying to avoid illness cost her her health.

Children learn in a makeshift classroom located in a sprawling camp for thousands of displaced families in the Central African Republic. Image by Jack Losh. Central African Republic, 2018.
March 16, 2018 / The Times
by Jack Losh

As a sex-for-grades scandal blights schools in the Central African Republic, a young group of pupils fights this abuse and corruption to champion the rights of children on the margins

March 12, 2018
by Fareed Mostoufi, Kara Andrade

Teachers and students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina explore global reporting through theater as part of NewsArts workshops led by Pulitzer Center staff.

Coumba Ndir of Marie Stopes International works with community health workers to educate people about family planning in Rufisque, Senegal. Image by Amy Yee. Senegal, 2018.
March 9, 2018 / The Lancet
by Amy Yee

In a jail in Senegal, a woman is imprisoned, convicted with infanticide. Access to family planning could help to prevent this societal woe.

Friends socialize at Tarash Mandir, a short-stay home for young women and permanent facility for elderly widows in Vrindavan. Image by Amy Toensing. India, 2016.
March 7, 2018

In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.

Syrian refugees Taimaa Abzali and her husband Muhanned Abzali, look out the window with a mix of fear and excitement as they see Estonia from the air for the first time. Image by Lynsey Addario. Estonia, 2017.
March 2, 2018

Objectives: Students will be able to:

Mylene Helena dos Santos Ferreira e seu filho Davi aguardando para falar com o médico no hospital. Fotografia por Fábio Erdos. Brazil, 2017.
March 2, 2018 / Pulitzer Center
by Poonam Daryani

As desigualdades estruturais expostas e pioradas pela epidamia da Zika no Brasil são majoritariamente abarcadas por mulheres já marginalizadas, que agora são cuidadoras de crianças com a SCZ.

Two women attacked in a witch hunt, Madhuben and Susilaben, stand in an alley ​in Dahod District, Gujarat, India. Image by Seema Yasmin. India, 2017.
March 1, 2018 / Stance Podcast
by Seema Yasmin

An arts and culture podcast features grantee Seema Yasmin's reporting on witch hunts in India.

Mother and child: Dhulha Alen Silva do Nascimento and her daughter, Valentina, share a quiet moment at home. Image by Fábio Erdos. Brazil, 2017.
February 26, 2018 / Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Magazine
by Poonam Daryani

The structural inequities exposed and deepened by the Zika epidemic in Brazil are largely being borne by already marginalized women, who are now caregivers of children with congenital Zika syndrome.

Nika Ivanova, a young mother with HIV, spends time in her apartment in Moscow with her 6-month-old daughter, Yeva. Image by Olga Ingurazova. Russia, 2017.
February 26, 2018 / Politico
by Sophia Jones

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands.

February 23, 2018 / The Atlantic
by Max Duncan

A short version of the documentary Down from the Mountains, which focuses on three children left behind by migrant parents in the mountains of southwest China, is featured on The Atlantic Selects.