Pushing Hard Against Cultural Norms
This is Rana Ersar, boldly confronting sexual violence in the burgeoning Muslim refugee communities of Amman. This is what Arab leadership looks like, rising from families, entire countries ravaged by war.
Rage and Repeat
This is Kongolote Refugee Camp, a few miles from Mozambique’s capital of Maputo, and a few months after a cyclone struck with its savage rains. Nature’s wrath is familiar to this African country; it wreaks havoc here every couple of years.
Who Will Northern Ireland Become?
This is Giant’s Causeway, miles of hexagon-shaped volcanic rock jutting from Northern Ireland far into the Atlantic.
Big Problems for Small Towns
This is Lake Worth, Florida, a short bridge across the Intercoastal Waterway but a world apart from glistening Palm Beach.
It's Epidemic and Corrosive
This is Salt Lake City, a socially conservative town where public expressions of hate are usually on mute. So, when a sandwich-boarded zealot angered a young woman crossing the street, she quickly returned toting her response.
Islamic State of West Africa Province Strangles Region
This is Toge, an aging and sprawling shantytown just off the highway near Nigeria’s modern capital, Abuja. It’s dusty and hot, a sweltering swirl of humanity isolated from the gleaming metropolis.
Reluctant Host to Migrants
This is Valparaíso, midpoint up the mountain where poverty climbs the rest of the way.
Russia Reinvigorates Cuban Communists
This is downtown Havana, where the city’s schools, steamy apartments and lively bars empty out to street parties and parades celebrating Jose Marti, the man who won Cuba’s independence from Spain.
Environment Hangs in the Balance
This is Ben Thanh Market, Ho Chi Minh City’s massive labyrinth of indoor merchants hawking everything from shrimp paste to Burberry knockoffs.
Residents Press “Investors” to Meet Urgent Needs
This is East Jerusalem, a dusty maze of stone-paved alleyways crammed with the world’s holy sites, well-trod tourist areas, neighborhoods and shops. It’s where the Israeli-Arab conflict was born, and where it dominates.
Post-War Stress Saddles Youth
This is Mutobo Demobilization Center in Rwanda where once-marauding mercenaries spend months, even years transitioning from genocide to job readiness.
Autocracy gains, Democracy loses
This is Zagreb, Croatia’s cosmopolitan capital where hate scrawl debases a prominent building in the city's center.
Is this really closure for a country where everyone is a victim?
This is Kampong Chhang, Cambodia, a torture and execution ground-cum-monastery where genocide survivors pray before an afternoon meal. The women’s shaved heads symbolize widowhood; their husbands were among nearly two million citizens the Khmer Rouge systematically worked to death, starved and slaughtered from 1975-1979.
Criminals Win, Country Suffers
Here, on Antigua de Guatemala’s cobblestone streets, mother and daughter rest after a long day selling their wares.
Anxious, Depressed, and Hopeless Youth
This is East Belfast, where memories of terror converge with every day life.
Lives Clipped by Constant Violence, No Relief in Sight
This is the daily commute in El Salvador, where raging gang battles brand it the most murderous country in the world. Life on the streets, no matter how mobile, is targeted.
This is the face of grief. Hers is one among hundreds of thousands of anguished Muslims who make the mountainous memorial trek to Srebrenica.