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

From Out of the Rubble

Charles and Mabel were former fighters who went through the demobilization process thinking it would help them escape poverty. And like many ex-combatants, they were disappointed and let down.

Liberia: Amputee All Stars as Tool for Reintegration

The executive director of Liberia's demobilization program says the soccer players should be given a job—any job—to keep them off the streets. But with limited resources, that's easier said than done.

Liberia: From the Streets to the Stadium

Jion is a soccer player for Amputee All Stars, a team made up of disabled Liberian youth. Despite the fame and recognition he has received, he still has to beg for money and food to get by.

Where Patience is More Than Just a Virtue

Junior, an English teacher at a local high school in Liberia, has dreamed of going to the U.S. his whole life, mainly for better education. But he doesn't realize how tough life in the U.S. could be.

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