From France to Kenya to India and Malawi, women are feeling more empowered to make their voices heard—and to demand gender equality.
How do you parent a child whose life is a reminder of violence?
Senegal is facing new challenges with the rise of obesity and diabetes in its population. While the factors causing this change may be easily discernible, the solutions are not always as simple.
Journey into the wilds of the Congo rain forest with scientists trying to locate a shockingly large peatland so that they can help to preserve it.
Sexual violence is normalized in Ugandan culture, while sex and sexuality are so taboo that nobody discusses them. Passionate women are rising up to lead the fight against these harmful norms.
Students at an American charity school in Liberia almost lost their institution to a notorious sex abuse scandal, forcing the academy to close. Then a new, Liberian-run organization formed to re-open the school. In Monrovia, Monique John follows one student on her first day back in class.
Sexual violence is ingrained into Ugandan culture, largely due to its normalization in society. Finally, a powerful movement is underway to start the conversation about the issue in Uganda.
Children in Northern Uganda were hit by a devastating illness that mysteriously disappeared, leaving victims with severe developmental disabilities and psychiatric disturbances.
"She’s Not a Boy" directors Yuhong Pang and Robert Tokanel detail their production trip to Gutu, Zimbabwe.
We dialed more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across the entire country.
How the World Health Organization is battling bullets, politics and a deadly virus in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Daily life is fraught with danger for people living in remote areas of a country where health funding is as scarce as specialist medicine.
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within communities.
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescents and young people suffer from HIV in the shadows with girls and young women bearing the brunt in Malawi.
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
Blacklisted as a state sponsor of terror, Sudan is waging its own fight against the Islamic State group. Can a government that's based itself in Islamist rhetoric part with its past and stay in power?
According to all the latest reports, South Africa is making major steps in treating and preventing HIV/AIDS. A look at how the lives of women here have changed in the past three years.
How close are we to a yellow fever pandemic?
Over the past two decades fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has torn through the region, leaving widespread poverty and hopelessness. Project Kirotshe helps one community rebuild hope through a youth running program.
A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.
Young women are at particularly high risk for HIV in parts of sub-Saharan Africa, where about 5,000 of them acquire the disease each week. Is a drug to prevent HIV really the best solution? Amy Maxmen looks at alternative solutions in South Africa.
What does it mean to apply soft power?
Reporter Kathleen McLaughlin looks at how China's efforts to provide medical aid to Africa have been corrupted by fake drugs.
Journalist Larry Price discusses his reporting on what it's like to be a child laborer in the gold mines of Burkina Faso.
Journalist Pete Jones discusses his reporting from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Skype brings Pulitzer Center grantee Sharon Schmickle together with classes studying food insecurity at Australia's Queensland University of Technology.
Fiona Lloyd-Davies has reported on Eastern Congo since 2011. Here she discusses the twin aims of her new project, assessing the aftermath of a mass rape and efforts to establish conflict-free mines.
Pulitzer Center education director Mark Schulte invites educators and students to join Paul Salopek on Twitter for a virtual campfire chat.
Planting and maintaining vegetable gardens on school grounds in South Africa was supposed to be a sustainable operation to maintain food security. Unfortunately, it seems to have proven otherwise.
Peter Chilson discusses his project on the borders of French West Africa, including his time in Mali during a coup d'etat.
Journalist Austin Merrill describes his history with Ivory Coast, why he chose to return, and some of the unfortunate surprises he found as he reported on the country's uneasy post-war status.
Pulitzer Center grantee Sam Loewenberg discusses his reporting on chronic hunger and the causes behind it.
Journalist Paul Salopek is preparing to leave on a journey that will take seven years and span 39 countries—and he is doing it all on foot.
Pulitzer Center education partner Tracy Crowley writes about how her collaboration on Everyday Africa with the Pulitzer Center changed the way students viewed the world.
Stanford University reports on this year's Knight-Risser Prize, won by grantee Ian James.
This week: A Ugandan widow fights for her rights, Syrian refugees lose more than their homes, and what Rodrigo Duterte's attitude means to his country.
Pulitzer Center grantees Malia Politzer and Emily Kassie won this year’s Ellie award for multimedia journalism for their story “The 21st Century Goldrush."
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
The Population Institute awarded Laura Bassett the Global Media Award for her story "Instruments of Oppression."
Honored reporting covers issues ranging from refugees and the world economy to human rights abuses by the Assad regime.
We Want You to Live - Liberia’s Fight Against Ebola is a documentary by Pulitzer Center grantee Carl Gierstorfer.
Pulitzer Center journalists Misha Friedman, Jon Cohen and Amy Maxmen spoke to 425 people about their work featured in the e-book "To End AIDS" at different events in the San Francisco area last week.
Everyday Africa was highlighted by both Bill Gates and The New York Times for their work that transcends stereotypes and presents "normal life" on the African continent.
This week: how the refugee crisis changes the world economy, migrants search for their children, and Pulitzer Center staff picks for a year in photos.
This week: the far reaches of President Kabila's Kleptocracy, refugees born without a nation, and the forgotten story of Latin America's Schindler.
In this lesson, students will explore controversy about India's midday meal program and consider how school lunches around the world compare to their own experiences.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
In this lesson, students explore the causes and consequences of the fragile water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.
A high school civics lesson that uses photography as a tool for neighborhood improvement.
After a series of chats with Pulitzer Center journalists, students reflect on the experience in a creative yet relevant form of writing by producing a blog post.
A lesson guide to be used to in conjunction with the Everyday Africa curriculum, and visits with Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill.
This lesson will help students apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different cultures and contexts.
Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.
Students will debate what policy Italy should implement when dealing with the migrants from Libya after their role in overthrowing Gaddafi.
Students will come to their own informed conclusion as to whether cash payments to those living in poverty is helpful or simply a hand out.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students will evaluate President Obama’s Food Plan and discuss/debate whether the initiative will be effective or not.