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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

The Grace of God

After the civil war, many Liberian youth found themselves at the margins of the society, struggling to get by. Some, like Peter Fayah and David Gibson, survive by relying upon “the grace of God.”

Liberia: Between the Streets and the Stadium

Many Liberians whose limbs have been amputated join the amputee soccer league. While they’ve gained much fame and recognition playing soccer, some of them still live on the streets and beg for money.

Love in the Time of War

Liberia's civil war brought together those who once fought for Charles Taylor. Despite being marginalized after the war, the group has formed strong relationships that can lead to reintegration.

"I Have a Heartache"

Liberians who fled the country as a result of the 14-year civil war had to undergo medical examination upon returning to Robert International Airport in Monrovia, Liberia's capital.

My Little Brother

Although the UNHCR's official repatriation program is over, 65 Liberians who went into exile because of the 14-year civil war were given the opportunity to come home.

A World Apart

It was a day of connections in Liberia for Pulitzer Center grantee Ruthie Ackerman. She met with relatives of Liberians who fled the 14-year civil war and are trying to make a living in Staten Island.