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

Valley of Unrest

There are now nearly one million Indian troops stationed in Kashmir—more than at the height of the insurgency in the Nineties. The Muslim-majority region and its residents face a rising tide of Hindu nationalism.

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.

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.

Lolas: Survivors of Enslavement

200,000 girls and women were sexually enslaved during World War II by the Japanese Imperial Army. Today, about 10 comfort women survive out of the estimated 1,000 Filipinas forced into servitude.

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.

Redefining Gender Roles in Rwanda

Twenty-five years after the 1994 genocide, Rwanda has been labeled a champion for women's rights. What's changed? What work still needs to be done to ensure gender equality in a post-genocide era?

Meet the Journalist: Max Duncan

Filmmaker and video journalist Max Duncan introduces his project about a family from a remote corner of China. The parents left their children behind in order to give them a better future.

Interview Skills for English Language Learners

This lesson helps students decode and connect with images from a reporting project about migration. The students then interview each other, and go on to interview community members about immigration.