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Project May 31, 2016

Reporting on Reproductive Health: Women Deliver 2016


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Young women observing chaupadi wake up under a rock outcropping in Kalekanda village, Achham, Nepal. Image by Allison Shelley. Nepal, 2012.

The Pulitzer Center returned to the Women Deliver International Conference to spark discussion about the opportunities and obstacles of reporting on women's health issues worldwide.

This year's conference took place May 16-19 in Copenhagen. Through a workshop presentation and a body of reporting, Pulitzer Center grantees explored women's health topics that impact families, communities and societies with far-reaching effects, especially in developing countries, where 99 percent of all maternal deaths occur.

At the workshop, they talked about how they approached their topics, the challenges they faced while reporting, the journalistic tools and techniques that worked best and the lessons learned as they go forward with their coverage of women's health. They also discussed the value of forming partnerships with universities and academic experts as a way to deepen the reporting and also find new audiences for the work.

The Pulitzer Center supports the idea that informed, compelling journalism can shed new light on issues related to women's health, that this kind nuanced journalism can explore possible solutions, bring new ideas into play, influence policy outcomes and—most importantly—save lives.


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