Issue

Women, Children, Crisis

In crisis areas, it is often women and children who suffer most. Countries with underdeveloped economies and countries at war face countless difficulties, but stories of the particular misery faced by women and children are often overlooked—resulting in far-reaching human, social and economic consequences.

Women, Children, Crisis pulls from a number of reporting projects around the globe that illuminate the adversity and outright crimes endured by women and children, as well as creative responses to these challenges.

Women, Children, Crisis

September 25, 2014

Saving Kenya’s Mothers

Paul Nevin, Adiba Khan

Kenya continues to lose 7,000 mothers to preventable deaths each year. If the solutions are known, why has there been so little progress in saving their lives?

September 02, 2014

Cervical Cancer in Uganda

Sascha Garrey

In the U.S., the HPV vaccine and regular pap smears have almost stopped the pervasiveness of cervical cancer in its tracks. In Uganda, however, cervical cancer is the most fatal cancer for women.

September 02, 2014

Skin Bleaching in Ghana: Media and Cultural Impact

Jessica Edmond

Jessica Edmond, Pulitzer Center student fellow from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, examines the effects of media that promote skin bleaching among women and children in Ghana.

July 18, 2014

A Free Meal: India’s School Lunch Program

Rhitu Chatterjee

India’s Midday Meal program feeds 120 million poor and malnourished children. Despite rampant mismanagement, corruption and inefficiencies, it benefits some of the country’s poorest communities.

July 14, 2014

Less Is More in Niger

Jennifer Koons

The rate of population growth exceeds economic growth in Niger where women have an average of seven children. Government officials hope family planning will become the best way forward.

May 22, 2014

Who Takes Care of Nanny's Children?

Ana P. Santos

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

Migrant Life in Qatar

In Qatar and other Gulf countries, mostly low skilled migrant women pay the price for the crime of zina, which criminalizes unmarried sex and pregnancy out of wedlock.

Meet Students from Congo

In this video you will meet young Congolese students from the Magengo Institute in Goma (Eastern Congo). Watch and learn about their daily lives.