Issue

Women

Women and girls face a myriad of unique challenges around the globe. Although many countries around the world continue to work to mitigate the historic marginalization of and violence against women and girls, they are often disproportionately affected by war, climate change, poverty, industrialization, and global health crises.

In telling their stories Pulitzer Center journalists illuminate not only the violence and disparity faced by women and girls worldwide, but their resilience and strength in the face of it. Stories as varied as a young woman barricading herself in a hotel room in Bangkok to escape subjugation in Saudi Arabia to the women advocating for reproductive rights in Nigeria show women and girls constantly fighting to assert their own humanity.

 

 

Women

Little Bill Clinton’s Celebrity Dad

Two. That’s how many friends Hassan and Dawami told me they had in refugee camps in Tanzania as I prepared to go there. Thanks to the generous help of the United Nations refugee agency, I planned a week of travel around these five words: “Jean-Paul Rukundo, Mtabila” and “Eva, Kanembwa.”

The Ambassador's visit

Mary Wiltenburg, for the Pulitzer Center

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Acting US Ambassador Larry Andre (center) addressed refugees in Mtabila about their prospects after they leave the camp.