Rebecca Rosman is a freelance journalist based in Paris. Her stories have sent her to Cuba, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Israel and all over Europe. She is originally from Chicago.
In January, the US-based Claims Conference, an organization that fights for justice for Holocaust victims, published an alarming survey about French millennials’ knowledge of the Holocaust.
Women & Girls
Women over 65 in France make up about a quarter of all victims of femicide, but they are largely left out of the conversation, or their deaths are being misclassified.
The women have made history in two ways. Not only are they the first women from the Pacific Islands to commentate the Women’s World Cup, but they are doing it in their native languages of Bislama and Fijian.
Conflict & Justice
Dozens of French children are stranded in Syria as the battle against ISIS winds down. Many are under the age of seven. Will fear prevent these children from returning to France?
Development & Education
Running a program like this is a big deal for the girls, who come from the poor outskirts of Agadir, a sleepy Moroccan city facing the Atlantic Ocean.
In France, the dropout rate at public universities is high — only 40 percent make it past the first year. That's one reason the French government is overhauling its rules on higher education, but some say the changes "break the way universities work."
Women and girls in a cluster of small Moroccan villages used to have to walk up to three hours a day to fetch water. Now, the villages get all the water they need from a new system of fog nets in the nearby mountains, and that means a lot more time available for work and school.
In France, most people retire at around 62 years old. But it wasn’t until he turned 100 that Robert Marchand set his first world record in competitive cycling.
Finland has a law on the books that allows street harassers to be fined on the spot. But it's not as comprehensive as you might think.
Amsterdam has a beer habit. It also has a big flooding problem. Now a local entrepreneur is trying to put the city's thirst for beer to use in reducing its flood risk.