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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

A World Apart

It was a day of connections in Liberia for Pulitzer Center grantee Ruthie Ackerman. She met with relatives of Liberians who fled the 14-year civil war and are trying to make a living in Staten Island.

Meet the Tuckers

Four Liberian brothers have grown up on opposite sides of the ocean — two in Staten Island and others in Liberia. But they prove that opportunities and challenges exist in both communities.

Peter and Jion: From Fighters to Friends

Two Liberian friends are former child soldiers who used to fight for opposing sides. Never formally demobilized, both live on the streets of Monrovia, begging for money and food to live.

From Nowhere to Somewhere

Junior Tucker is Isaiah and Kenje Tucker's brother. While his brothers live in Staten Island, Junior stays In Liberia, where he shares the story of difficulties living in the U.S.

We Could Have Died For Less...

Peter and Jion are two young men who are friends today but were former child soldiers who fought on opposing forces during the civil war. Jion lost his left leg, while Peter lost his right arm.

The Eyes And Ears of Liberia

Most of the Liberian youth in Staten Island haven't been back to Liberia since they fled during the war. And all are curious as to what the country looks like now.

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