Across Women's Lives Partners

Portraits of women around the globe

These portraits were taken by Ripple Effect Images, a collective of National Geographic photojournalists who document programs around the world that empower poor women and girls. 


Ripple Effect Images

Across Women’s Lives is PRI’s ambitious initiative to explore the status of women and girls in the 21st century. PRI’s The World and our partners will travel across the globe to share stories of what it takes to change the status of women and how those efforts change communities and countries. 

We will share stories, audio, video and graphics online, on the radio and through conversations in social media. And we’ll invite you to share this journey, too, by offering your story ideas, expertise, questions, and stories about how gender roles, restrictions and opportunities affect your life day-to-day. 

Our reporters will look across women’s lives — from birth to childhood to adulthood, and from middle age to old age — exploring how gender roles play out from our first days to our last across health care, education, employment, politics and social life.

We’ll examine the role both men and women play in maintaining traditions that limit the status of women. We’ll ask you and others across the globe to compare notes, discuss, argue and share experiences. We’ll offer women the chance to see what life looks like across cultures by connecting them with women of the same age and social situation in other countries.

We are launching a weekly Across Women’s Lives e-newsletter to highlight coverage by us and others, surface lively conversations and offer options to get involved in our reporting and the issues. We hope you’ll join us in our Facebook discussion group, respond to our stories on Twitter and add to the conversation using the hashtag #womenslives.

To explore such a large and critical topic, we are making a long-term commitment to our Across Women's Lives coverage. And we are collaborating with many other organizations committed to this topic. These are some of those organizations and their roles in Across Women's Lives.


Social Media Partner

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