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  • School for Underprivileged Girls Teaches Feminist Principles in India

    LUCKNOW, India — Kunti Rawat was around 11 years old when she left her government-run school in northern India and joined a school for underprivileged girls. It's where, she says, she finally learned how to be confident in herself and speak up. Today, the 24 year old has attained her MBA, studied in the U.S., and has returned to India...

  • Trump Towers Rio still hasn’t been built—and the residents it pushed out couldn’t be happier

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil –– José Paulo Simplicio de Souza was devastated when the government forced him out of his home near the commercial center of Rio de Janeiro to make way for a luxury waterfront property three years ago. The 33-year old food-vendor’s sorrow later turned to disgust when he found out the 45th U...

  • Farming a warmer planet

    Fatima Ait Moussa paces in front of 13 women sitting on the floor of a rectangular room in this village in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. She’s shy, avoiding most eye contact, but Ms. Moussa is an accomplished woman. She commands the room with a familial tone and motherly smile. “Who is your husband?” she shouts...

  • South Africa’s plan to tackle HIV among sex workers

    Johannesburg, South Africa - In the shadow of an underpass, wearing a black bob wig, Tlaleng paces along her patch of Nugget Street, scanning the downtown Johannesburg traffic. Behind her, other women lead clients behind the crumbling walls of a gutted building in the brisk morning light. But Tlaleng, a boiled egg in one palm, is distracted, her eyes roaming...

  • Rio hits the brakes on controversial favela cable car

    The black cables scarring the skyline of Complexo do Alemao stopped running months ago. For the residents of the favelas below, they're a constant reminder of how even one of Rio de Janeiro's most ostentatious projects built ahead of the 2016 Olympics has fallen victim to the financial crisis gripping the state. From the start, plans for the...

  • Report on Gender and LGBTI Rights - Apply Now!

    Photo by Carey Wagner, a 2015 Fellow reporting from Indonesia and a 2012 Fellow reporting from Papua New Guinea. Carey can be followed on Twitter @photocarey and on Instagram @careywagner About This Fellowship The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications from professional journalists to report on gender and LGBTI rights around the world. Applications will be considered...

  • Interested in reporting with IRP? View our current fellowship opportunities.

    The International Reporting Project offers a variety of journalism fellowships each year, including group trips and solo reporting opportunities. Check this page frequently for updated information on open opportunities and approaching deadlines, and sign up for our newsletter to be informed of new calls for applications. Photo by Allison Shelley, a 2015 IRP fellow. Allison's work can be viewed...

  • Apply Today to Report on Global Religion Issues

    About This Fellowship The International Reporting Project is now accepting applications from professional journalists to report on global religion issues. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  Some of the areas on which proposals might focus include the relationship of religion to:  conflict and peace  environment and sustainability  political economy and development  health and education  gender, race...

  • The beauty and mystery of voodoo in Haiti

    Although it’s been long associated with the dark and dreadful, voodoo is very much a celebration of life and nature. And just like there’s another side to the age-old religion, there’s a vibrancy to life in Haiti that’s been overshadowed by its troubles. Haiti is in the midst of redoubling its welcome...

  • A New Bridge in Johannesburg Reveals How Little South Africa has Changed

    It’s a 15-minute drive from the Ferrari-lined streets of Johannesburg’s Sandton suburb to Alexandra, one of South Africa’s poorest townships. But for 56-year-old cleaner Mooko Dikotla and thousands of others who commute by foot from Alexandra to what’s known as “the richest square mile in Africa,” the four-mile trek over...