Women, Children, Crisis

Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and humanitarian, helped the German state of Baden-Württemberg transport more than 1,000 survivors of ISIS slavery to Germany for medical and psychological treatment in an unprecedented asylum program. Image by Emily Feldman/Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast. Iraq, 2015.
May 23, 2017
by Jeff Barrus

A Yazidi doctor’s ingenious plan to save his people.

Runaway migrant workers practiced a song inside the shelter to stay active despite their painful situations. Image by Xyza Bacani. Singapore, 2016.
May 18, 2017
by Carey Averbook, Paula Bronstein

For a week, The Pulitzer Center will be featuring photography by female journalists around the world.

Filipino au pairs walk back to the train after shopping at a weekend flea market in Copenhagen. Denmark hosts around 1,600 Filipino au pairs each year, more than any other country. Image by Allison Shelley. Denmark, 2017.
May 18, 2017 / News Deeply
by Ana P. Santos, Allison Shelley

Advocates say the Philippines’ restrictive reproductive health policies and almost nonexistent sex education make its young migrant women vulnerable to unplanned pregnancy.

Mirza Dinnayi, a Yazidi activist and humanitarian, helped the German state of Baden-Württemberg transport more than 1,000 survivors of ISIS slavery to Germany for medical and psychological treatment in an unprecedented asylum program. Image by Emily Feldman/Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast. Iraq, 2015.
May 16, 2017 / The Daily Beast
by Emily Feldman

A Yazidi advocate helped quietly usher 1,100 ISIS survivors to Germany in an unprecedented asylum program.

Milad's family of five, refugees from Afghanistan, live in a small room in a refugee center close to the airport in Dusseldorf. Image by Diana Markosian. Germany, 2016.
May 16, 2017 / Field Notes
by Diana Markosian

One vignette from the story of an Afghan refugee family's first experiences in Europe.

Sergeant 'Boniface' says he was told by his commanding officer to go and rape. He says that he raped three women before his conscience told him to stop. Image by Fiona Lloyd-Davies. DRC, 2013.
May 15, 2017
by Fiona Lloyd-Davies

Masika Katsuva led Congo’s rape survivors to find healing, independence and justice through working together in the field. Hear their stories on June 6 in London.  

Still from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour broadcast. South Sudan, 2017.
May 12, 2017
by Jane Ferguson

Jane Ferguson, a foreign correspondent for PBS NewsHour, traveled to South Sudan to cover its complicated conflict and humanitarian disaster.

Milad's family. Image by Diana Markosian. Germany, 2017.
May 11, 2017 / VQR Online
by Diana Markosian

A boyhood for a refugee—seven countries later.

Still image from Jane Ferguson's PBS NewsHour video "South Sudan's civil war spirals into genocide, leaving ghost towns in its wake." South Sudan, 2017.
May 9, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: violence against civilians in South Sudan's civil war, a review of Emmanuel Macron's win in France, and China's investment in renewable energy.

Family members mourn the death of Darwin Franco, a community organizer in Honduras. Later that evening his family received death threats. Image by Dominic Bracco II. Honduras, 2015.
May 9, 2017
by Dominic Bracco II

Photographer speaks about his work, a nuanced look at the U.S.-Mexico smuggling corridor, border culture, and the historical conflicts that have shaped this region.

A child in South Sudan. South Sudan, 2017.
May 4, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Jane Ferguson

Rape has become a tool of war in South Sudan, wielded against women of rival tribes.

Abdul Kabir kisses his son, Noor Ahmad, 8, who is unconscious with a severe brain injury from an improvised explosive device (shell injury) from Mazar-E-Sharif Kabul on March 12, 2016. His father was also injured but recovered. Image by Paula Bronstein. Afghanistan, 2016.
May 3, 2017

Photographer Paula Bronstein honored by Photo District News for her work on Afghanistan's war wounded.