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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

Drica: Resistance in the Quilombos of the Trombetas River

A young Brazilian activist is responsible for an association of six afro-Brazilian communities that face the threat of environmental destruction. Her story is the third in the "Rainforest Defenders" series, presenting five young leaders fighting to preserve the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

Joane: We Can End the Toxic Use and Burning of Plastics (Spanish)

This young Brazilian activist is fighting to change unsustainable practices in her community, asking that they stop littering and stop burning trash. This is the fourth story in the series "Rainforest Defenders," which presents five young leaders who are fighting to save the Amazon rainforest.

China: Students With Disabilities

China has committed to nine years of education for all children, but students with physical disabilities often confront discrimination. How do these students access education?

A Free Meal: India’s School Lunch Program

India’s Midday Meal program feeds 120 million poor and malnourished children. Despite rampant mismanagement, corruption and inefficiencies, it benefits some of the country’s poorest communities.

Who Takes Care of Nanny's Children?

When a Filipino woman leaves her home to work overseas as a nanny, she knows that it will be years before she sees her own children again.

The Nanny's Child

Millions of women from poor countries come to work in America as caregivers or nannies. Who looks after their children back home?

Education in Ecuador

Since the implementation of a new constitution in 2008, Ecuador has put more emphasis on the development of higher education. Yet the country's secondary schools are leaving many students unprepared.

Privatizing Education in Africa

This week: for-profit schools in the most impoverished places; identifying bodies from the U.S.-Mexico border; and age-based asylum in Sweden.

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