Projects

Launched March 15, 2019 Cammie Behnke
Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?
Launched March 5, 2019 Ben Mauk
In the Caucasus mountains, members of the most scattered people in the world—the Circassians—are starting to come home following a decade of concerted online activism.
Launched February 28, 2019 Rebecca Plevin, Omar Ornelas
For decades, people have migrated from the Mexican state of Guerrero for economic reasons. But now, people are leaving Guerrero not to improve their lives, but to save their lives.
Launched February 28, 2019 April Reese
As 88 miles of President Trump’s border wall go up in South Texas, scientists and local residents fear that the unique ecosystems and nature-based economy of the Lower Rio Grande Valley will suffer.
Launched February 27, 2019 William H. Freivogel
Liberal and conservative justices criticize abuses of civil asset forfeiture. Groups from CATO to the ACLU do too. Republicans and Democrats want change, but much of the reform agenda is unfinished.
Launched February 19, 2019 Merdie Nzanga
Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.
Launched February 14, 2019 Kimberly Dozier
Will the continued suffering of ISIS's victims result in a resurgence of the terror group? 
Launched February 12, 2019 Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
With self-declared interim president Juan Guaido challenging to take the presidency from Maduro, how will the country overcome its deepest political impasse yet?
Launched February 8, 2019 Alice Su, Sara Hylton
What do Afghan and Pakistani women see as the roots of violent extremism, and how are some of them working together to build peace? Who are the women who are fighting to be more than mere victims?
Launched January 28, 2019 Marcio Pimenta
In the Peruvian Amazon, 20,000 Wampi Indians decided to organize themselves to defend the jungle from the illegal garimpeiros and the oil industry's ambitions. 
Launched January 28, 2019 Rohit Jain
Reports of congenital disabilities are significantly higher in the northern part of Bhopal, where the 1984 Union Carbide accident occurred, than in the rest of India.
Launched January 22, 2019 Sarah Aziza
The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.
Launched January 7, 2019 Carol Rosenberg
Carol Rosenberg tells both big-sweep and incremental stories about the court and captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Launched December 20, 2018 Adam Willis, Eloisa Lopez
The Catholic Church is an outspoken opponent of a deadly war on drugs in the Philippines. But in a face-off with President Duterte, the Church is losing ground, forcing its clergy to a crossroads.
Launched December 17, 2018 Doug Bock Clark
The North Korean underground railroad is credited with saving thousands of lives over the last two decades—but now Kim Jong-un is on the verge of destroying it.
Launched December 17, 2018 Louie Lazar
On the Tibetan plateau, an unlikely group of nomads, Buddhist monks, and yak-wool artisans have seen their lives change—through basketball. Can they also help change Tibet?
Launched December 17, 2018 Ben Taub, Moises Saman
ISIS has been destroyed, but will Iraq’s campaign of revenge help bring about its resurgence?
Launched December 11, 2018 Jeffrey E. Stern
This project takes readers inside a devastating air attack on civilians and critical infrastructure in a remote Yemeni village, while also tracking the weapons used in the attack as they make their way to Yemen from an American factory.
Launched December 11, 2018 Jane Hahn, Max Bearak
Can a multi-ethnic vigilante group provide much needed trust and security to the conflict-ridden Plateau State of Central Nigeria?
Launched December 11, 2018 Divya Mishra
Since January 2016, there have been more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors in Greece every month. Without families to protect them, they are subject to exploitation and abuse.
Launched December 7, 2018 Ingrid Holmquist, Sana Malik
Every year, men from Mexico travel to work on farms in Connecticut, leaving behind families and embarking on a difficult journey across the border.
Launched December 7, 2018 Edgar Walters, Jolie McCullough
In each of Texas' 254 counties, a host of local agencies can use civil asset forfeiture to help cover their expenses. But the system's lack of transparency and accountability makes it ripe for abuse.
Launched December 7, 2018 Alexis Smith
After Hurricane Maria, the disabled community in Puerto Rico faces steep challenges.
Launched December 6, 2018 Emily Gogolak
At bridges leading from Mexico to Texas and in the zone between the Rio Grande and checkpoints along the highway north, the effects of Trump's immigration policies reverberate across the borderlands.