August 15, 2012
While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.
July 19, 2012
Two transitioning economies, similar development challenges, vastly different population size and stage of growth. Can they learn from each other about providing better healthcare to their people?
June 26, 2012
Facial tattoos, once popular among Chaouia women in Algeria, are now less prevalent. This project examines their contribution to identity, their symbolic meaning, and reasons for their disappearance.
May 23, 2012
Shiho Fukada documents the lives of disposable workers in Japan in stories that illustrate the global unemployment crisis and the growing gap between rich and poor that has provoked much turmoil.
December 21, 2011 /
International adoption is big business in Ethiopia, but serious ethical questions have been raised about some practices, including the falsification of documents and the "harvesting" of children.
December 13, 2011 /
The Washington Post
Forty percent of girls in India do not attend school. Rusda Shaikh, 10, is determined to continue her education.
September 15, 2011 /
As the world's population reaches 7 billion, experts see women's education as a vital tool for dealing with population issues in developing countries.
September 12, 2011 /
Like nearly every village in South Asia, Allahpur, in the east Indian state of Bihar, is geographically divided on the lines of caste.
March 8, 2011
During the year that is supposed to determine Afghanistan’s future, Anna Badkhen gives readers a longer look at a deeply fissured nation that has endured war almost incessantly for millennia.
January 21, 2011
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and palm oil plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.