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

A Young Girl in South Sudan

Journalist Jane Ferguson notes the lasting effects of government soldiers and near starvation on one young girl in South Sudan.

Haiti: Isaac Floods Tent Cities

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaac, flooded tents and concerns about the spread of cholera show that Haiti is still vulnerable to natural disasters.

A German in Pakistan

Pulitzer Center grantee Hilke Schellmann reflects on her experience in Pakistan, a difficult country for journalists.

A Call to Action for Child Survival

Capitol Hill meets the Hollywood Hills as Hillary Clinton and Ben Affleck join leaders in the global health field to call for an end to preventable child mortality.

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