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

The Eyes And Ears of Liberia

Most of the Liberian youth in Staten Island haven't been back to Liberia since they fled during the war. And all are curious as to what the country looks like now.

In Jail They Just Call Him Tucker

Kenje, a Liberian living in the U.S., was arrested for drug possession. Now, spending time in jail, Kenje says he doesn't want to be a drug dealer, but it's the easiest way to make some fast cash.

Apartment 4 O

Apartment 4 O is the center of life for many of the youth in Park Hill, where young men smoke, drink and share stories of their lives in the U.S. — and sometimes Liberia.

Killer Hill

Staten Island is home to the largest number of Liberians outside of the country. And 8,000 are reported to live in Park Hill, where "the rules" can be strict and perplexing to outsiders.