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.

The Pulitzer Center's work on women is supported by a partnership with PIMCO, which provides funding support for reporting projects, education outreach, and community engagement on issues related to gender equality and the economic empowerment of vulnerable girls and women. For more information, please see this announcement

 

 

Women

After COVID: Feminist Policies Save Lives and Uphold Rights

The patriarchal policies across MENA came into full play during COVID-19 as women’s vulnerability and burden increased exponentially against a system that was, even before the pandemic, broken and unable to protect women.

Photo Essay: Behind Veil and Breathing Mask

At the end of May, Iran was hit by a second wave of the coronavirus. Seven photographers have looked around different corners of the country to depict the difficult everyday life of women in Iran during the crisis.

If This Hair Could Talk

Women in some of the most impoverished areas of Cambodia sell their hair as a means of survival. But are they being exploited for vanity an unregulated hair industry?

Borderland Sisterhood

In 2018, hundreds of nuns descended on the U.S.-Mexico border to volunteer in migrant shelters. Many have stayed to continue their work, citing a “calling” unlike any they have felt before.

Discharged: The Missed Cases of Sex Trafficking

For years, the U.S. healthcare system has failed to identify sex-trafficked victims in clinics and hospitals across the country, but a new coalition of doctors and activists seeks to change this.

Was Your Sister Disturbed?

South Sudan's five-year war has impacted people in ways that have not previously been reported.

Are We Visible Yet?

In spite of gender and economic disparity, women are often the innovators and change makers that move society forward, working far from the headlines. Choosing to be visible is key to equality.

Meet the Journalist: Melissa Noel

As they immigrate for a chance to provide for their famlies, parents are leaving their children behind in Jamaica—possibly creating a mental health problem among Jamaican youth.