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

As Congo Rebels Advance, Civilians Target U.N.

Angry civilians attacked U.N. offices in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, accusing U.N. peacekeeping troops of failing to protect them.

Hijacker

One of the worst places in the world to be a woman is the Democratic Republic of Congo.

DRC: Aging Rebels, Twilight of Amani

Pulitzer Center grantee Michael Kavanagh goes to a town inhabited by the FDLR, the Rwandan Hutu armed group considered a terrorist organization by the US government.

DRC: Curfew in Goma, NGOs Anxious

Tensions are so high between the government and the CNDP in North Kivu that aid groups are having a terrible time moving across front lines.

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