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

Photographs on the Façade

On mothers Day in Norway the NGO Congo Women projected a multimedia piece, including images by Marcus Bleasdale, on the facade of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

Sex Trafficking in Nepal

In Nepal, the promise of employment lures thousands of girls out of their homes in remote villages and thrusts them into the booming sex industry in India.

Nepal: Rescued from Trafficking

The U.S. State Department estimates that 12,000 Nepali women and children are trafficked into sexual exploitation in Indian brothels - many are victims of internal sex trafficking in the region.