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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

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.

May 06, 2014

The Nanny's Child

Alissa Quart, Alice Proujansky

Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?

February 11, 2014

Guinea: Realities of Maternity Care

Brandice Camara

In Guinea, routine prenatal care is the exception, not the rule. As a result, it has some of the world's highest rates of maternal and infant death.

February 04, 2014

Education in Ecuador

Kate Riley, Adrianne Haney

Since the implementation of a new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has put more emphasis on the development of higher education. Yet the country's secondary schools are leaving many students unprepared.

December 26, 2013

A World of Widows

Amy Toensing, Cynthia Gorney, Kathryn Carlson, Jessica Benko

When grief is compounded by cruelty: Societies of widows, battling the stigma of exclusion and the lingering damage of war.

Domestic Abuse in Russia

PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia to report on the effects of domestic violence under President Vladimir Putin.

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.

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