In May, a network of Colombian organizations representing sexual assault survivors brought forth a list of demands to the Colombian government. They called for the government to pay monetary reparations to both sexual abuse survivors and children born as results of the abuse.PRI's The World
Joee Patterson was one of four marine technicians on the Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel during an expedition to Thwaites Glacier this past winter. The glacier is melting fast, and scientists fear that if it were to collapse entirely, it would trigger up to 11 feet of sea level rise.
Before the war, the close-knit Zydia family never imagined living too far away from each other. Now, the six siblings dream about a reunion one day.
For young entrepreneurs with big dreams, a small business might not be enough to keep Ghanaians home if they are convinced of greener pastures in Frankfurt.
Sanctions on Iran have squeezed the economy since the 1970s, and since US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal, they have been ratcheting up. Some Iranians are ready to cut and run but others are waiting out the economic storm.
Adila Sadir, a Uighur woman from China, never expected to make a life for herself in Massachusetts, but recent persecution of the Uighurs in her homeland has lead her to stay. Now, she owns the only Uighur restaurant in the state and is speaking out about her people's struggle.
Recruitment agency ads perpetuate slavery-like conditions in Jordan by posting biodata of migrants seeking domestic work, revealing skin complexion, weight, height, and "price" according to country of origin. Many end up trapped in situations of abuse and exploitation.
The government faces a herculean task: battling an epidemic that affects at least 100 people per day, with TB strains that are increasingly drug-resistant.
There are only eight psychiatric hospitals to serve more than 190 million citizens in Nigeria. To close the gap, nonprofits throughout the country are finding new ways to reach out to people in desperate need of care, from online Twitter therapy sessions to community outreach via motorized trikes.
At first, Venezuelan migrants arriving at Hospital San José in Maicao, Colombia, were young, healthy and seeking basic health care services. But that changed in 2019, when country-wide blackouts all but devastated Venezuela’s failing health system.
Archeologists believe that Hasankeyf, Turkey's history began 11,000 years ago. Today, a dam reservoir will soon place the town deep underwater.
Prosecutions in the US for those who help migrants with shelter, food, water or transportation are on the rise. It tracks a trend playing out in Europe since its 2015 refugee crisis.
In early 2018, Omar Helalat was a student at SUNY Albany about to graduate and start an internship in New York City. Today, Helalat has been in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention for over a year. It's all because of a strange quirk in US immigration law related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients.
Undocumented immigrant teens are increasingly graduating from high school without legal protections such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Despite the uncertainty, these students are turning to their networks and one another to push ahead and pursue higher education.
Today, about 180,000 Iranians live across California. Some say hearing calls for war between the US and Iran is like a "roller coaster ride" — and opinions vary on whether they would support US military strikes.
As Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II die, one newspaper finds its community’s history carries new resonance in the current era of immigrant detention.
Scientists found the capuchin monkey using stone tools to crush food in 2018 in a wildlife preserve in Panama. Earlier this spring, researchers went back to learn more about the monkey's innovation.
A team of four researchers spent 10 days in one of the remote places on earth to scout locations for sensors that will measure the warm water that is melting the Thwaites Glacier from below.
Deep-diving seals equipped with satellite-enabled temperature probes are exploring uncharted waters, gathering data to help predict how fast West Antarctica’s glaciers may melt.
Scientists are using deep-diving seals to measure a band of warm water in Antarctica that is melting glaciers.
In El Salvador, erratic weather is taking a big toll, agricultural experts say, compounding the challenges for coffee farmers at a critical moment.
On Tuesday, June 11, when the Chilean women’s national team takes the field in France, it will be a dream most of the players never thought possible.
We asked The World's women readers and listeners what they think about when they travel alone. They told us — and shared some incredible photos from their adventures.
Lilit Martirosyan made LGBTQ history last month in Armenia when she became the first transgender woman to speak to parliament. She’s received numerous death threats since then.
The Trump administration has decided not to defend a 20-year-old federal ban on female genital mutiliation despite what activists say about the need to protect young girls.
Romanian sex workers are reporting that they're being harassed and threatened with arrest and deportation by police, says the London Collective of Prostitutes. The group has published a pamphlet titled,"Sex workers are getting screwed by Brexit."
John Cameron Mitchell’s podcast musical about a cancer patient, Taffy Brodesser-Akner’s tragically funny novel about divorce, and how Steve Von Till balances being a metal guitarist in Neurosis and an elementary school teacher.
In her debut novel “Fleishman Is in Trouble,” journalist Taffy Brodesser-Akner takes a funny, biting look at life after the collapse of a marriage.
In “Anthem: Homunculus,” John Cameron Mitchell and composer Bryan Weller have found a unique platform for a musical: a podcast. They join Kurt Andersen to discuss the shows origins, and perform a song live in our studio.
An acclaimed post-metal musician supports his art by teaching elementary school.
How Regina Spektor prepared for Broadway, plus the real drama behind “Salt of the Earth” and finding oneself through “Finding Nemo.”