Women, Children, Crisis

Christine Namatovu and her son Andrew bring solace to each other in the house Namatovu’s in-laws tried to seize when her husband died. Pushing widows off their property is common practice in this region; Namatovu, with the help of lawyers, fought back. Image by Amy Toensing. Uganda, 2016.
August 17, 2017
by Amy Toensing, Jordan Roth

Photojournalist, Amy Toensing and deputy director of photography at National Geographic Whitney Johnson will discuss the project the project, A World of Widows, that documents the status of widows in...

The sign marking the entrance to the Unidade de Saúde da Família (USF) in Córrego do Eucalipto. USFs are the cornerstone of Brazil’s primary healthcare strategy, which is a key component of its free national health system. Image by Poonam Daryani. Brazil, 2017.
August 15, 2017 / Field Notes
by Poonam Daryani

A visit to a Family Health Unit in the hills of Recife sheds light on the link between built environments and health outcomes.

Ramya and Nehru with their third son, Kathir. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017.
August 14, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Praveena Somasundaram

The story of a child marriage between an uncle and niece, arranged to keep ten acres of inherited land within the family.

Returning to its iconic location at the Brooklyn Bridge Plaza—located in DUMBO’s Brooklyn Bridge Park beneath the majestic span of the Brooklyn Bridge— Photoville will once again create an immersive photography village populated by 55+ shipping containers repurposed into galleries.
August 11, 2017
by Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker

Pulitzer Center projects will be featured at Photoville 2017 in New York starting September 13.

Workman adds finishing touches to the entrance to a Moroccan middle school. Morocco's new Minister of Education, Mohamed Hassad, has begun his tenure with a focus on achieving immediate results in advancing an ambitious program of reform, including significant changes to Morocco's language education policies. Another initial measure he took was to order all primary and middle schools to be repainted in bright pastels for the beginning of the school year, pictured here. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
August 4, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Gareth Smail

Morocco has doubled down on multilingualism to prop up an education system widely seen as inferior to that of past generations. What does this mean for students and teachers?

Workman puts the finishing touches on a Moroccan school entrance repainted for the new school year. Image by Gareth Smail. Morocco, 2017.
August 4, 2017
by Gareth Smail

The Moroccan government is considering an end to its 30-year experiment with Arabic-only education. Are students and teachers ready and willing to return to French?

The Ulaga Matha Church in Thiruvannamalai offers training courses in handcrafts, allowing women without a complete education to find jobs. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017.
August 3, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Praveena Somasundaram

In India's male-dominated society, women are often expected to support their families. Those who shoulder this responsibility face challenges while taking advantage of various opportunities.

The town of Athimoor, where Ramya and her husband currently reside. Ramya was married to her uncle when she was 14 years old. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017.
August 3, 2017 / Untold Stories
by Praveena Somasundaram

According to UNICEF, about half of the world's child marriages occur in India. This is the story of a family-arranged child marriage and its associated health risks.

Gunasundari, now a successful tailor, learned her craft for free through classes at the Ulaga Matha Church in Thiruvannamalai. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017.
August 3, 2017
by Praveena Somasundaram

Praveena Somasundaram from Guilford College traveled to southern India to report on gender inequality in education and the difficulties and opportunities women face in the workplace in both urban and...

Students play with rocks outside Bridge Diamond in the Mukuru slum in Nairobi. Image by Diana Zeyneb Alhindawi for The New York Times. Kenya, 2017.
July 31, 2017
by Peg Tyre

"Bridge International Academies" is a for-profit company that seeks to educate some of the world’s poorest children. Its Silicon Valley investors call it “revolutionary.” Others are skeptical.

Molly Melching, founder of Tostan, a nonprofit based in Senegal, with participants from a workshop for religious and community leaders from Ghana and Nigeria. Image by Amy Yee. Senegal, 2017.
July 24, 2017 / Field Notes
by Amy Yee

Amy Yee looks at Molly Melching, the founder of Tostan, a nonprofit based in Senegal.

Molly Melching has grown Tostan into an organization that focuses on literacy, health, hygiene, community governance, and more. Image by Amy Yee. Senegal, 2017.
July 21, 2017 / Christian Science Monitor
by Amy Yee

Molly Melching founded the nonprofit Tostan, known globally for alleviating poverty, as well as for helping to reduce child marriage and female genital cutting in Senegal.