Full story - June 12, 2018
A young girl sits on a couch.
As doors close to Afghan refugees around the globe, Afghan children face an uncertain future in Iran. Some have rights and public sympathy, others face deportation and discrimination.
Full story - June 06, 2018
a woman working in a gold mine in the DRC
A new report from the World Bank shows the gender wealth gap costs the global economy $23,620 per person. Now, major organizations are calling on world leaders to act to improve economic opportunities for women.
Full story - May 29, 2018
Rows of garment workers work on a factory floor in Myanmar
Discrimination and sexual harassment in Myanmar’s garment factories can take a massive financial toll on both the workers and the industry. To improve women’s economic wellbeing, employees and authorities need to address their physical safety, say rights advocates.
Full story - May 02, 2018
The Yarmouk Palestinian camp near Damascus, Syria, April 28, 2018.
Civilians residing in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp south of Damascus are caught in fierce fighting between government forces and ISIS militants, while being deprived of health care, food and medical supplies.
Portrait of woman in graduation cap and gown with man whose are is around her shoulder
Belsy Garcia Manrique, a 27-year-old medical student in Chicago, came to the US from Guatemala as a child and is protected under DACA. But her 51-year-old father Felix Garcia is scheduled for deportation after 23 years in the US.
Full story - February 09, 2018
Residents are seen outside their shanties in Navotas, Metro Manila, Philippines, where Jazmine Durana lives, Oct. 28, 2017.
Full story - January 19, 2018
Training session
Around Lebanon, men working as peer leaders are educating other men on the damage that child marriage does to girls and young women, in the hopes of convincing fathers to stop marrying off their daughters.
Full story - October 13, 2017
One hundred survivors of Rwanda's 1994 genocide live together at the Impinganzima home for the elderly. Cesarie Mukakinani, who is 100 years old, is the oldest and most popular resident of the home. Her nickname is "the mayor."
Unlike many other post-conflict African nations, Rwanda is working to support aging women widowed by the country’s 1994 genocide. With the establishment of care homes and other initiatives, the country’s elderly widows can finally find peace.
Full story - August 22, 2017
A young refugee on the outskirts of Quai Andrieux in Calais, France, after a meal distribution, July 25, 2017.
Between 500 and 600 migrants are back in Calais after the demolition of the “Jungle” migrant camp and dispersal of some 10,000 people last October. French authorities are doing everything they can to keep a new camp from developing there.
Full story - August 08, 2017
A man visits a cemetery on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Douma, near Damascus, Syria, Sept. 24, 2015.
In Damascus, the cemeteries are at capacity. Now war profiteers are renting out graves as you would apartments, charging as much as $1,000 per year for a plot of land.