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Children and Youth

Throughout the world, wherever there is conflict or poverty, it is most likely the children and adolescents who are the most vulnerable. Their lives are endangered; their education is interrupted, and their health is compromised. Many are left homeless. Safety, play, and recreation are foreign concepts.

Pulitzer Center journalists examine the challenges children face—and explore some of the solutions. They detail the lives of children in conflict and the rehabilitation of child soldiers, the struggle of girls to obtain an education coupled with their determination and perseverance, the risks young refugees take as they leave home—and the opportunities afforded to some.

 

Children and Youth

School Portraits in Pakistan

Pulitzer Center grantee Beenish Ahmed provides a glimpse into the disparity of opportunity in Pakistan's education system with these portraits of school children.

Pakistan: The Hero of Hangu

Fifteen-year-old Aitzaz Hasan gave up his life to stop a suicide bomber outside of his school. His family is honored by his sacrifice, but also filled with grief.

India: Love, Engagement, Abuse

In patriarchal India, women confront many issues, including rampant domestic violence, sex-selective abortions and forced marriage. In Dharavi, a Mumbai slum, one woman overcomes these obstacles.

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