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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

Doctoring in the Congo

Dr. Kasereka "Jo" Lusi risks his life tending to victims of war in some of the hardest-hit areas of the Congo. He performs operations in remote areas often under the crudest of conditions. And more than once, he's had to literally run for his life, as he's now become a target for guerillas. He does this work because he believes there's no greater act of love than putting his life on the line for the betterment of others.

Music heard in this story was by Anouar Brahem.

There Is No "Land of the Free"

Eric Gibson is one of many Liberian refugees living at Park Hill Apartments in Staten Island, New York. And like numerous others in the community, he's struggling to find jobs and make a living.

Firestone's Super Bowl Fumble

Bridgestone uses the Super Bowl's halftime show as a public relations tool to clean up its image as it faces a class-action lawsuit for alleged human rights abuses and use of child labor in Liberia.

Peace Deal Struck in Congo

Government and militia factions have signed a peace deal to end a deadly conflict in eastern Congo.

Liberia: From One Battlefront To Another

Post-war Liberia is not an easy place to make a living. But for many Liberians who have fled the 14-year civil war to the U.S., this country is just another battlefield.