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Women & Children

Women & Children provides compelling material related to the role of women in society and the impact of industrialization and international development on women, children, and families. Reporting projects from around the globe illuminate the adversity and outright crimes endured by women and children, creative responses to these challenges, and the far-reaching human, social, and economic consequences.

Women & Children

Liberia: Amputee All Stars as Tool for Reintegration

The executive director of Liberia's demobilization program says the soccer players should be given a job—any job—to keep them off the streets. But with limited resources, that's easier said than done.

Liberia: From the Streets to the Stadium

Jion is a soccer player for Amputee All Stars, a team made up of disabled Liberian youth. Despite the fame and recognition he has received, he still has to beg for money and food to get by.

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.

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