The problem of child soldiers

Thousands of children have been used as soldiers in at least 18 countries around the world in the past two years. For the children who survive, the trauma of war can have long-lasting impacts. On this...

A photojournalist returns to Yemen’s crisis

In 2012, a Minnesota-native fresh out of nursing school named Alex Kay Potter was traveling in Jordan just as the Arab Spring swept through the region. On an impulse, Potter decided to buy a ticket to Yemen,...

Child marriage in Southeast Asia

In late October, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad issued a directive to state officials: raise the minimum age for marriage to eighteen years old. The move came after a huge public outcry...

Uighurs Under Threat as China Expands Repression

The Id Kah mosque in the western Chinese city of Kashgar had long held thousands of worshipers every Friday. Yet as a government crackdown on China’s Muslim Uighur minority intensified earlier this year,...

China’s Uighurs face cultural assault

Over the past year, China has vastly increased repression of the country’s Uighur minority. A Turkic group that practices Islam, the Uighurs have long faced restrictions from Beijing – but over the...

Impunity in Myanmar

Just over a year ago Myanmar security forces were wrapping up a massive offensive against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. In a matter of weeks, more than 720,000 Rohingya were forced to flee to...