In the country with the highest rate of femicides in the most violent region in the world, young girls are taking their own lives. And the victims are getting younger.
It’s hard to grasp the scale of El Salvador’s problem with gender violence. Sixty-seven percent of Salvadoran women have suffered some form of violence in their lifetime, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence and abuse by family members.
The group represents a new tactic in abortion-rights activism, which skirts legal restrictions and the often risky surgical procedures that defined clandestine abortions in the past.
For decades, Ecuador considered abortion a private matter. Now, a Nation investigation shows, women who terminate—or lose—pregnancies are facing prosecution and prison time.
Improving Madagascar's ailing health system will require determination—and data.
In India, many contraceptives are either taboo or difficult to access. But scientists and social workers around the country are trying to find a way to fulfill unmet need.
The state of Jharkhand in India launched a pilot project to test a calendar-based method of birth control developed at Georgetown University several years back.
In India, "sterilization camps" held in rural areas could be dangerous. But now that they've been banned, what will replace them?
After Jorge Chávez was murdered, his family was threatened by gang members. So they fled El Salvador and began the journey to the U.S. After surrendering, each family member faced a distinct outcome.
They’ve spent decades developing methods with Indian users in mind—but their work could help people around the world.
For decades, the Indian government has failed to prioritize individual well-being when it comes to family planning. Now advocates are helping couples take control of their contraceptive futures.
In the 1970s, the Indian government was under international pressure to control its population—and took drastic action
In Ecuador, the prosecution of women for abortion-related crimes is escalating, with devastating consequences.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t take decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.
Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the Women Deliver International Conference 2016.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the International Conference on Family Planning 2016.
A seemingly harmless restriction on U.S. foreign aid money has effectively blocked abortion access across Kenya. This project will explore the ripple effects that policy has on women's lives.
Forced to choose between corrupt government clinics and faith healers, Sierra Leone's pregnant women and their infants are dying in record numbers. One doctor may have the solution.
Learn about family planning in India with reporter Hannah Harris Green.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Alex Cocotas, a freelance journalist based in Berlin, reports on women's rights in Poland.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Grantee Rob Tinworth explains how big data can be used in journalism.
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Journalist Sarah Weiser travels to India to look at how different regions have approached population control and family planning.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
This lesson accompanies Dawn Shapiro's documentary, The Edge of Joy, exploring the maternal mortality crisis in Nigeria.
Cohen and Price were announced as winners of the 2019 NIHCM awards in the Trade Journalism and Digital Media categories respectively.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
A multimedia exhibition of worldwide HIV/AIDS reporting from Science magazine and PBS NewsHour will run from July 23 - July 27, 2018 at the International AIDS Conference.
Friedman will showcase reporting from Russia, Nigeria, and the U.S. state of Florida on the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS.
Moscow-based reporter focuses on women in much of her reporting because she says you can tell a lot about a country and a crisis through their stories.
A poor school for girls in rural India reshapes the role of women, how Iraq's legal institutions are struggling to give closure to victims, and HIV's hold on Nigeria, Russia, and Florida.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: Pulitzer Center's recent conference discusses why there's a need to reframe the way conflicts are covered, HIV infection rates remain high despite cures, and children continue to be used as human shields in the C.A.R. militias.
Filmmaker Rob Tinworth provokes debate on global health priorities during visit to Missouri School of Journalism, one of our newest Campus Consortium partners.
The World Health Summit is accepting applications for its 2017 "Next Generation of Science Journalists" award, co-sponsored by the Pulitzer Center.
Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.
"Global Health" panelists discussed current initiatives, the future of public health, funding, and the importance of giving communities a voice in their own treatment.
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.
This lesson uses reporting by Sarah Weiser and others to examine how population pressures have been dealt with in various regions.
Students will integrate information from multiple news sources in order to explore gender inequality issues around the world.