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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

December 29, 2014

China: Students With Disabilities

Jessie Li

China has committed to nine years of education for all children, but students with physical disabilities often confront discrimination. How do these students access education?

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.

Kingdom of Women

In southwestern China, the Mosuo uphold one of the world’s last matrilineal societies. As tourists flock to the region, bringing money and clashing values, can female-first traditions endure?

E-book: 'Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis'

The Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: "Toxic Planet: The Global Health Crisis"—a searing look at pollution, an issue that affects us all. Now available on iTunes, Atavist, and Kindle.

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