A grassroots organization in Uganda has saved hundreds of women from unintended pregnancies during the COVID-19 lockdown.
In 2003, Ethiopia experienced widespread famine, stunting the growth of many children. Roger Thurow tells the story of Hagirso, a young adult now attempting to overcome the effects of malnutrition from his youth.
More than 200 million pregnant women around the world are potentially at risk of infection with the new virus.
Despite the North African country’s desire to portray itself as a modern society, global disparities in women’s health education are especially pronounced in Morocco.
Something is stopping us from creating the families we claim to desire. But what?
Poland has one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the European Union, and in practice, it's all but banned. But four women, nicknamed the "abortion dream team," are pushing back.
In Poland, single women who have frozen embryos are now barred from accessing them.
Poland’s governing party, which just won another election, has married right-wing social policy with left-wing economic policy.
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.
A Chinese businesswoman in California has become a matchmaker between Chinese parents and American wombs.
As refugees flee conflict in South Sudan, the burden of HIV grows, in part because of rampant sexual violence.
Health clinics in Ugandan refugee camps provide services to South Sudanese women who have survived sexual violence.
African scientists, researchers, and data journalists come together to focus on the big picture of coronavirus in Africa, identifying the most vulnerable communities and analyzing the healthcare system.
In northern Kenya, climate change threatens to reverse recent gains made in the fight against child marriage and female genital mutilation, but fierce advocates are fighting to stop the trend.
Women lined the walls in anticipation. The bride’s mother walked out of the bedroom, parading a white blood-stained bed sheet—a symbol of the newly-wedded bride’s newly-lost virginity. The house erupted in celebration.
In Poland, reproductive autonomy is under threat. Abortion is all but banned, and IVF is available only to heterosexual couples. Yet the government pays a generous child bonus to boost the birth rate.
In Ecuador, the prosecution of women for abortion-related crimes is escalating, with devastating consequences.
Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t make decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.
India will soon be the most populous country in the world. Innovators throughout the country are creating new tools to help families stay small while taking control of their reproductive destinies.
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
After a failed attempt to completely ban abortion, a look at the ongoing reality of women's rights in Poland.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point in Russia, where an estimated 1-1.5 million people are HIV positive and the Kremlin has long rejected international assistance. Women are being left behind.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies for them.
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo experienced the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. Journalist Amy Maxmen and photographer John Wessels report on challenges in the response.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis.
Learn about family planning in India with reporter Hannah Harris Green.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Alex Cocotas, a freelance journalist based in Berlin, reports on women's rights in Poland.
What does it take for a developing country like Nigeria to roll out a new healthcare protocol for newborns on a national scale? T.R. Goldman discusses the challenges this country faces.
Grantee Rob Tinworth explains how big data can be used in journalism.
Laura Bassett and Jake Naughton traveled to Kenya to take a close look at the devastating impact of a United States policy on the abortion rights of rape victims around the world.
Journalist Sarah Weiser travels to India to look at how different regions have approached population control and family planning.
Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and Mike Seamans traveled to Sierra Leone to document an ongoing crisis often overshadowed by Ebola: 39,000 infants and young children die every year of preventable causes.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
The cohort of 40 Fellows plans to cover underreported issues from more than 20 countries, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Univision News received a 2020 Webby Award for "Best Individual Editorial Feature" for their Pulitzer Center-supported article.
SPJ names two Reporting Fellows, Patrick Ammerman from University of Pennsylvania and Mariana Rivas from TCU, Regional Mark of Excellence winners for stories on challenges facing Venezuelan migrants.
A look at Pulitzer Center health reporting and what lessons it offers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Cohen and Price were announced as winners of the 2019 NIHCM awards in the Trade Journalism and Digital Media categories respectively.
Cohen and Price were nominated for the 25th Annual Health Care Research and Journalism Awards.
A multimedia exhibition of worldwide HIV/AIDS reporting from Science magazine and PBS NewsHour will run from July 23 - July 27, 2018 at the International AIDS Conference.
Friedman will showcase reporting from Russia, Nigeria, and the U.S. state of Florida on the struggle to fight HIV/AIDS.
Moscow-based reporter focuses on women in much of her reporting because she says you can tell a lot about a country and a crisis through their stories.
A poor school for girls in rural India reshapes the role of women, how Iraq's legal institutions are struggling to give closure to victims, and HIV's hold on Nigeria, Russia, and Florida.
A special series supported by the Pulitzer Center for Science magazine and PBS NewsHour.
This week: Pulitzer Center's recent conference discusses why there's a need to reframe the way conflicts are covered, HIV infection rates remain high despite cures, and children continue to be used as human shields in the C.A.R. militias.
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.
This lesson uses reporting by Sarah Weiser and others to examine how population pressures have been dealt with in various regions.
Students will integrate information from multiple news sources in order to explore gender inequality issues around the world.