January 11, 2009 /
This Gateway provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families.
April 25, 2016 /
Michael Holtz, Ann Hermes
Brick making across India and Nepal has long relied on bonded and child labor. What will it take to clean up an industry so rife with abuse?
April 25, 2016 / Untold Stories
Merci Best
The number of jobs and the number of workforce-ready candidates are not equal in the STEM industries. As such, vacancies in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields arise.
September 29, 2015 / Untold Stories
Larry C. Price, Debbie M. Price
An abundance of evidence points to mercury use in Indonesian gold fields as the cause of birth defects and other clusters of "uncommon diseases."
September 22, 2015 / Mongabay
Justin Catanoso
Mining executive Roque Benavides makes no apologies for Peru’s extraction industry, noting that it employs tens of thousands and gives much back to the communities in which it works.
September 20, 2015 / Wilson Quarterly
Zach Hollo
As India thrives and convulses in its embrace of capitalism, one labor organizer sees himself as the last line of defense for the working class and those being left behind as the country develops.
September 20, 2015 / The News & Observer
Justin Catanoso
Pope Francis has staked his legacy on defending the poor. But in places like La Orora, Peru, degraded by 77 years of smelting heavy metals, the poor simply want to work, no matter what Francis says.
Image by Pierre Kattar. Nepal, 2015.
September 16, 2015
Pierre Kattar
In eastern Nepal, a Hepatitis E epidemic infected over 5,000 people, killing over a dozen. But in Kathmandu, water scarcity provides opportunity for some.
September 14, 2015 / Untold Stories
John Soper
In October 2014, Ghanaian workers at MODEC, a general contracting company, demonstrated against pay discrimination and were fired. Is this indicative of a larger trend within the entire industry?
September 11, 2015 / The Atlantic's Citylab
Matthew Niederhauser, John Fitzgerald
Those in greatest need of basic amenities are nowhere near the biggest infrastructure investments being made in preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games.
September 11, 2015 / Untold Stories
John Soper
Fishing communities have been a major part of Ghanaian culture for centuries. Today, fishermen face serious challenges following the discovery of oil along Ghana's coast.
September 11, 2015 / Positively Filipino
Ana P. Santos
Edita Balane has spent most of her life taking care of other people's children. At 47, she longs to have children of her own and hopes it's not too late.
September 11, 2015 / Gulf News
Ana P. Santos
With four decades of conflict and poor employment policies in the country, many Muslim women have left their southern Philippines homeland in search of jobs abroad.