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.
October 13, 2016 / Untold Stories
Christian Belanger
The people and places in Alex tell the township’s story and history, among them rival organizations of longtime property owners, a soup kitchen for drug addicts, and a hostel built under apartheid.
Peer counseling at clinic for persons with spinal cord injuries
October 12, 2016 / Boston University News Service
Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni
In India, disability is both a consequence and a cause of abject poverty.
October 3, 2016 / Virginia Quarterly Review
Lauren Markham
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
September 30, 2016
Ako Salemi
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
September 20, 2016 / Untold Stories
Christian Belanger
Christian Belanger reports on the tense relationship between the government and the street traders and scrap metal collectors who contribute to the township's informal economy. Would regulation help?
September 19, 2016
Christian Belanger
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it...
A property in Old Alex, the densest part of Alexandra township
September 19, 2016 / Untold Stories
Christian Belanger
Since 2001, millions of dollars have been spent to improve a poor Johannesburg township. Residents say, however, that the project has often failed to meet their needs.
African lion via public domain.
September 12, 2016 / ICIJ
Will Fitzgibbon, Alvaro Ortiz
Will Fitzgibbon and Álvaro Ortiz take you behind the scenes in the making of Continent of Secrets: Uncovering Africa's Offshore Empires.
Beans cooking over wood fire
August 31, 2016 / takepart
Makenzie Huber
Rice, corn, and beans are just some of the staples getting the high-tech treatment and helping families spend less on utilities.
Magdonia Reyes Salazar, a member of the Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana church in Sosua, Dominican Republic
August 30, 2016
Makenzie Huber
Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.
cost of cooking with propane gas and electric stoves
August 30, 2016 / Untold Stories
Makenzie Huber
Magaly Lantigua wants to be a nurse. She thinks a solar oven will help her get there. Lantigua thinks a solar oven will help her save money to attend a university while still caring for her family.
A young girl stands on the bow of a fishing boat docked on the shoreline of Cité Soleil. Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Haiti, 2012.
August 18, 2016
Jane Darby Menton, Sonia Shah, Meghan Dhaliwal, Jason Hayes
For the first time in six years, the UN has acknowledged responsibility for a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed thousands.