July 31, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Michael Holtz, Ann Hermes
India is home to 18.3 million modern slaves. Can mobilizing freed ones help change that?
Dal Lake
July 14, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Maddy Crowell, Sara Hylton
Dal Lake is a lifeline for people who make their living as fishermen and guides for tourists—and a microcosm of the struggles of the India-controlled region.
June 8, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor, PBS NewsHour
Fred de Sam Lazaro, Michael Holtz
Human rights groups hope Nepal's earthquake will bring change to one of the world’s most exploitative industries, using the relief aid pouring into Nepal to force kiln operators to stop using child...
April 25, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Michael Holtz, Ann Hermes
The Nepali government has yet to rebuild a single permanent house or school destroyed in the April 25 quake, the country's worst natural disaster in eight decades.
April 21, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Ann Hermes
Images of life in Nepal a year after the April 2015 earthquake.
April 12, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Jacob Kushner
Two lakes in the Caribbean are rising uncontrollably. Scientists think climate change may be to blame. But the evidence is counterintuitive.
Garissa University Principal Ahmed Osman Warfa has overseen the university through its opening, the Al Shabab attack that killed 148 people on campus last year, and now its reopening after being shuttered for 10 months. He calls the university a "lifeline" for the marginalized region. Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
January 11, 2016 / Christian Science Monitor
Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson
Garissa University was intended to bring opportunity to long-marginalized northern Kenya when it opened in 2011. Its reopening after Al Shabab's 2015 attack provides a second chance to get it right.
December 23, 2015 / Christian Science Monitor
Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson
Al Shabab's attacks in northeast Kenya have prompted a mass exodus of teachers. With the government uninterested in stepping in, locals have had to step up like never before.
October 14, 2014 / Christian Science Monitor
Sara Shahriari
Two political scandals swept headlines in Bolivia recently, giving rise to protests and a campaign to publicize past misogynistic comments or policies by political candidates.
April 10, 2014 / Christian Science Monitor
kem knapp sawyer, Jon Sawyer
Street kids are used to living from lie to lie—often penniless, some are orphans and others shunned as witches. In Kinshasa many seek refuge at ORPER where every child is considered "a jewel."
September 20, 2013 / Christian Science Monitor
Jacob Kushner
In Congo, Chinese are settling in with businesses and bargains that locals love. At one copper smelting plant, Chinese and locals work together but live apart.
May 29, 2013 / Christian Science Monitor
Allison Shelley, Allyn Gaestel
In a forgotten fold of mountains in rural Nepal, an idealistic group of American doctors is experimenting with full transparency. From these remote corners, transparency is tricky.
March 5, 2013 / Christian Science Monitor
Allyn Gaestel, Allison Shelley
Changing engrained social practices, like chaupadi, is never as simple as an activist campaign.