As COVID-19 shifts classrooms online, remote schooling poses a special challenge for families who are not fluent in English.
‘Grammie’s Taking Food to Other People’: A Trucker Keeps Trucking
Ingrid Brown loves the peace of the night, especially these days. When the sun sets, it’s just her and the road, her truck lights illuminating the highway stretching out ahead. The quiet is “like a…
‘The Reality Is, It’s Incredibly Hard’
Shelly Hughes’s typical day starts at 9 p.m. She’s used to not wanting to get out of bed and go to work, but now the feeling is much stronger. Her son, home from college because…
Kenya’s Labor Market Wasn’t Made for a Pandemic
NAIROBI—For the past week, every morning, Akonya Shimeseru wakes up in her single-room home that she shares with her two children in Ongata Rongai, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi.
Breaking: Some States Show Alarming Spike in Women’s Share of Unemployment Claims
Statistics obtained by The Fuller Project from several states show that the share of people who filed new unemployment claims who were women during the last two weeks of March surged from an estimated 13…
Why the Coronavirus Outbreak Could Hit Women Hardest
At 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, I got a text message saying my children’s school in D.C. would close the next day for a deep cleaning. I’m a single mom and am lucky to have caregiving…
My Cousin’s Experience with Childhood Trauma
Trauma is not only created by singular incidents. It can also be born out of a person’s repeated or continuous exposure to stress. A child in poverty faces a higher likelihood of developing this kind…
The World’s Mothers Are Watching Ever More Babies Die of Starvation
When 14-year-old Wounaba first found out that she was pregnant, she was excited—until the fear kicked in.
The Poland Model—Promoting ‘Family Values’ With Cash Handouts
The program’s design is similar to universal basic income, and marks a departure from the paternalistic attitude of previous governments.
Low Wages, Sexual Harassment and Unreliable Tips. This Is Life in America’s Booming Service Industry
As job seekers are flooding into the service industry, they’re being met with low pay, few benefits and no raises as they age and gain more expertise.
‘I Need the Money But I Feel Guilt.’ How a Drought-Resistant Crop Turned Women in Kenya into Reluctant Drug Lords
Khat is one of the most popular — and lucrative — drugs in the region, bringing in $400,000 a day in Kenya alone for its primarily women sellers.
Doubts Still Linger on Kenyans’ Safety in Middle East
Stories of Kenyan women migrant workers pleading for help led the Kenya government to shut down thousands of unregulated recruiting agencies.
Trump’s Human Trafficking Record Is Fake News
The U.S. government has just released a highly anticipated human rights report that whitewashes the effects of its own policies.
Do Traffickers Kidnap Their Victims? The Myths and Realities of Human Trafficking
As awareness and understanding around human trafficking grows, so do its myths, filtered and fertilized through social media and misunderstandings.
Trump’s Anti-Trafficking Argument for a Border Wall
Trump’s Administration has not only mischaracterized the issue of trafficking in America but also recently introduced changes that have made the situation worse for victims.
Staying Connected: Moms Who Pump in Prison
While a woman’s right to pump her breast milk is legally protected in the United States, the privilege doesn’t extend to incarcerated moms.
When Will #MeToo Reach Places Like North Philly?
There are so many of barriers facing women in below-poverty-line neighborhoods, but one that is rarely talked about is the pervasive sexual harassment.
A Look Inside the First All-Female TV News Station in Afghanistan
Afghanistan's first-ever all-female TV news station there runs a lot like any station in the U.S., with one big exception: These journalists are risking their lives.