Issue

Women

Women and girls face a myriad of unique challenges around the globe. Although many countries around the world continue to work to mitigate the historic marginalization of and violence against women and girls, they are often disproportionately affected by war, climate change, poverty, industrialization, and global health crises.

In telling their stories Pulitzer Center journalists illuminate not only the violence and disparity faced by women and girls worldwide, but their resilience and strength in the face of it. Stories as varied as a young woman barricading herself in a hotel room in Bangkok to escape subjugation in Saudi Arabia to the women advocating for reproductive rights in Nigeria show women and girls constantly fighting to assert their own humanity.

 

 

Women

We Do What the State Doesn’t (Spanish)

Migrant women are the eyes and hands of Villa 1-11-14, where the Argentine state is overwhelmed or, at times, disconnected. "What the government doesn’t do, we do." Amid the pandemic, to exist is to exist politically.

Broken Girls and Broken Boys—Trapped Under COVID-19 Lockdown (Part II)

Since the lockdown commenced in Nigeria, children experiencing abuse of all forms have been badly hit. Rescue centers haven’t been operating fully, places to escape are either non-existent in their area or too far away to run to, and many homes and shelters have refused to admit children for fear of contaminating the other kids with COVID-19 infection.

Death / Fear / Hope

Photographers from NVP Images traveled throughout Iran to document the struggles of daily workers during the pandemic, including lack of protective gear and declining earnings.

COVID-19: For Victims of Abuse, Social Distancing Makes Things Worse

While the months-long lockdown imposed by the government to check the spread of coronavirus lasted, activists and authorities in Nigeria reported an increase in gender-based violence as victims were forced to stay more closely with their abusers, and found it more difficult to seek help due to the restriction of movement.

Siona: Amazon’s Defenders Under Threat

Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.

Walking on a Blade

"Walking on a Blade" exposes the invisible threats, the risks, and struggles of daily workers trying to survive amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran.

Portraits of a Pandemic

Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.

Silencing Stigmas: Virginity Testing in Morocco

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.

Refugees in Colombia

With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.

Meet the Journalist: Leslie Tai

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.

The People Behind the Stories

Students will do a deep dive into the lives of the people whose stories they hear about in the news and will develop a deeper understanding on how one individual can have a global impact.

Behind the Story: Errin Haines on 'Portraits of a Pandemic'

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in the United States, grantee Errin Haines has spearheaded the Pulitzer Center supported project “Portraits of a Pandemic” a collaboration between The 19th, a non-profit newsroom committed to centering women in reporting, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.