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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 29, 2011

Nepal: Married Before They’re Ready

Hanna Ingber, Anna Tomasulo

In Nepal, child marriage affects every aspect of a girl’s life, from her education prospects to her physical and mental health to her chances for escaping poverty.

June 30, 2011

Casualties of Ethiopia’s Adoption Boom

Kathryn Joyce, Michael Tsegaye

Over the past several years, Ethiopia has rapidly become one of the top "sending countries" in international adoption.

May 20, 2011

Too Young to Wed: The Secret World of Child Brides

Stephanie Sinclair

Throughout the world, more than 51 million girls below the age of 18 are currently married. This harmful traditional practice spans continents, language, religion and caste.

December 28, 2010

Nepal: Rebuilding Lives after Trafficking

Anup Kaphle, Habiba Nosheen

After being sold in the brothels of India for as little as $300, many Nepali girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking are now finding ways to empower themselves in their home country.

Walter Rodney Commemoration

After our first full day in Guyana, Madeline Bishop and I met a contact at the commemoration for Walter Rodney hosted by the Working People’s Alliance, a socialist political party.

Guyana: A Morning in Red Village

In Guyana, domestic violence has become a part of everyday life. Campbell Rawlins spends a morning in a housing project to experience what life is like in one of the most isolated communities.

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