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

Where Patience is More Than Just a Virtue

Junior, an English teacher at a local high school in Liberia, has dreamed of going to the U.S. his whole life, mainly for better education. But he doesn't realize how tough life in the U.S. could be.

What's in a Name?

Comfort is training at THINK, a safe home that provides education and training to young girls, to be a pastry chef. She's one of many Liberians who're struggling to better themselves after the war.

Michael Jackson

Although a juvenile transit center is a temporary home for ex-combatants or those having trouble with the law, it has become a permanent home for abandoned, abused and mentally challenged children.

Joy

A transit home for boys who are in conflict with the law, ex-combatants or having trouble with their parents emits the sound of joy that makes the hard work of reintegration look fun.

Sunday Best

Charles, a former fighter, believes the U.S. is a land of freedom and looks forward to the day he could enter the country. Freedom, he believes, will turn his skin as light as a white person.