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

What's in a Name?

Comfort is training at THINK, a safe home that provides education and training to young girls, to be a pastry chef. She's one of many Liberians who're struggling to better themselves after the war.

Michael Jackson

Although a juvenile transit center is a temporary home for ex-combatants or those having trouble with the law, it has become a permanent home for abandoned, abused and mentally challenged children.

Joy

A transit home for boys who are in conflict with the law, ex-combatants or having trouble with their parents emits the sound of joy that makes the hard work of reintegration look fun.

Sunday Best

Charles, a former fighter, believes the U.S. is a land of freedom and looks forward to the day he could enter the country. Freedom, he believes, will turn his skin as light as a white person.

Liberia: Civil War Amputees Sleep, Beg on Streets

Many amputees who have fought in the 14-year civil war are considered social rejects because of their disability and their involvement with the war. They survive by begging for money and food.