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.

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Lost in Migration: A Refugee Falls Between the Cracks

This month, as Tanzania prepares to forcibly expel some 40,000 Central African refugees from its camps, Rwandan refugee Neema John and her young son are hiding out in an urban slum, living in fear of discovery while their family, resettled in Atlanta, races the clock in a fight to be reunited with them.

Mary Wiltenburg