Projects

Launched August 19, 2019 Natasha S. Alford
In the midst of Puerto Rico's political crisis, its black communities fight for justice to address invisible racism, police oppression, gentrification, substandard schools, and economic disparities.
Launched August 16, 2019 Taylor Damann
When war came to eastern Ukraine, an unsuspecting population raced to action. Whether it be in the military, as a volunteer, or simply as a resident of an occupied town, women’s experiences do not reflect those of their brethren.  
Launched August 15, 2019 Jaime Joyce
What compels migrant families to flee their homeland and seek refuge in the United States? What do they experience once they arrive? “Home and Away” helps young readers make sense of the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border. 
Launched August 12, 2019 Mark Schulte, Hannah Berk
The Pulitzer Center is proud to partner with The New York Times Magazine on The 1619 Project to expand its educational mission.
Launched August 12, 2019 Maurício Angelo
How do the end of programs such as Bolsa Verde, along with the austerity of the Michel Temer and Jair Bolsonaro governments, affect riverside communities and accelerate deforestation in the Amazon?
Launched August 12, 2019 Emma Johnson
In mountainous Bhutan, water is critical. From Himalayan glaciers to Indian plains, rivers sustain hydropower—Bhutan’s largest export. As climate change threatens, Bhutan must adapt to grow globally. 
Launched August 12, 2019 Shirin Alhroob
New research shows that participation of women in the computer industry labor force creates significant economic growth for Turkey and the world.
Launched August 9, 2019 Luke Mogelson, Adam Ferguson
As the United States negotiates its withdrawal from Afghanistan after 18 years of war, what is it leaving behind?
Launched August 9, 2019 Carly Graf
An exploration of the difficulties faced by small farmers and food producers in Palestine and how, in many ways, they mark the first frontier of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Launched August 8, 2019 Oliver Staley
Stroke is the world's second-leading killer and is particularly deadly in developing nations. In Zambia, a Harvard doctor is training the next generation of neurologists to help turn the tide.
Launched August 7, 2019 Amy Nye
With the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population, Senegal is facing new challenges. While the factors causing this change may be obvious, the solutions are not always as simple.
Launched August 7, 2019 Micah Castelo
The Philippine government will relocate over 200,000 families living in informal settlements in an effort to clean up Manila Bay. How will displacement affect their lives?
Launched August 6, 2019 Rich Lord, Stacy Innerst
When half the kids are in poverty, our fractured towns can offer no future. This project explore the causes and effects of concentrated child poverty—and what other communities are doing to address it.
Launched August 5, 2019 Keishi Foecke
The #MeToo movement is making its way across the world. In Uganda, it means speaking out against a culturally deep-seated "open secret"—and finding the courage to speak out against sexual violence.
Launched July 31, 2019 Catherine Cartier
Revered since biblical times, Lebanon’s cedar trees have survived the tests of time and war, but climate change now threatens their future. How can interfaith collaboration help conserve them?  
Launched July 30, 2019 Julián Aguilar, Jay Root
A surge of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has pushed the country's immigration system to the breaking point, and new policies aimed at stopping them have created a humanitarian crisis.
Launched July 29, 2019 Shelby Gilson
Since the 1970s, the people of Grassy Narrows in Ontario, Canada, have fought for access to clean water. Years of government inaction have resulted in the birth of generations of activists. Still, they fight.
Launched July 24, 2019 Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico
Where South America squeezes into Central America lies the nexus of one of the most circuitous migration routes to reach the U.S., drawing extra-continental migrants from around the world.
Launched July 24, 2019 Joy Ikekhua
Lagos' secretive culture has made it harder to tackle domestic violence. Regardless, women are resisting the secrecy, changing the culture, and speaking about their experiences.
Launched July 19, 2019 Erica Ayisi
Women in some of the most impoverished areas of Cambodia sell their hair as a means of survival. But are they being exploited for vanity an unregulated hair industry?
Launched July 18, 2019 John Beck, Monique Jaques
Demand for tropical timber is stripping Solomon Islands of its trees with grave repercussions for the country's future.
Launched July 17, 2019 Lily Moore-Eissenberg
In 2018, hundreds of nuns descended on the U.S.-Mexico border to volunteer in migrant shelters. Many have stayed to continue their work, citing a “calling” unlike any they have felt before.
Launched July 9, 2019 Laura Butterbrodt
Central European University is being forced to leave Hungary after the Hungarian government refused to let the school offer United States-accredited degrees.
Launched July 5, 2019 Tommy Trenchard
In a little-known archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, a migration crisis that has claimed up to 50,000 lives is unfolding largely unnoticed by the outside world.