Nigeria’s Child Veterans Are Still Living a Nightmare
The war against Boko Haram saw kids drafted by both sides. Now they need assistance and a post-conflict future.
The Dark Legacy of China’s One-Child Policy
On the podcast: The filmmaker Nanfu Wang tells the harrowing story of her own family’s one-child ordeal.
How to Fix the Baby Bust
The relationship among birthrates, gender norms, and work culture is more complicated than you think.
The Kids Aren’t Alright
In an era of great power competition, China and Russia are closing the gap with the United States when it comes to child welfare.
Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
As schools become targets, young Afghans are living and working on the streets — and the government isn’t doing much to protect them.
Trump Is Playing Chicken With Children’s Lives
The U.S. child welfare system is strained to its limits. Family separation could push it over the edge.
U.S. Diplomats Stuck in Medical Limbo
State Department officials with special needs children face a byzantine bureaucracy that often denies them critical care.
Seven Years of Syrian Civil War, Through the Eyes of Refugee Children
Photographer Chris de Bode interviewed 7-year-old refugees to mark the seventh year of the Syrian civil war.
U.S. Pushes Back Against U.N. Anti-Violence Resolutions
Wary of creeping international law, U.S. diplomats fight a rearguard action to limit the scope of two U.N. resolutions on women and children.
Putin’s Next Target Is Russia’s Abortion Culture
The Russian president is worried about his country’s shrinking population. His social-conservative allies say they have the solution.
The Trump Administration Has Failed its First Test on Child Soldiers
The State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report only enables serial abusers.
Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Get Down With the Cool Kids
After years of wooing the middle-aged and elderly, the Kremlin is attempting to court young voters. And it's extremely awkward.
The Lost Children of Mosul
Thousands of young Iraqis have been trapped, displaced, or killed as the fight to retake the city from the Islamic State enters its seventh month.
Condemned to Life in Zikaland
In Recife, Brazil’s ground zero of the Zika virus, a community struggles to deal with the devastating spread of microcephaly.
Italy Wants More Babies, But Doesn’t Want to Pay for Them
Italy tried to launch a campaign to promote fertility. Instead, it offended the population it meant to target.
Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?
A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.
Afghan Forces Use Child Soldiers, and the U.S. Still Gives Them Money
The Afghan government swore to do away with the practice, and, under its own laws, the U.S. government is barred from funding countries that employ it. So why did the United States still fork over some $470 million?
Riyadh Beats Back U.N. Accusations of Yemen Abuses
The United Nations had Saudi Arabia on a list of the world’s worst abusers of children. Riyadh just succeeded in getting itself taken off.