Lt. Lauren Luckey overcomes obstacles to visit a girls school in the Afghan village of Nari, but the mission brings risks as well as rewards.
Follow Mimi Wells’ journey to document and understand the U.S. Army’s effort to connect with Afghan women as the war rages in one of the most fraught and dangerous parts of Afghanistan.
In Ghaziabad, outside the protection of an American base, Lt. Lauren Luckey's commander, Lt. Col. Dan Wilson, tries to build relationships with Afghans amid violent clashes with insurgents.
At 23 years old, Lt. Lauren Luckey is the leader and sole member of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment’s female engagement team.
Before their mission, female Marines at Camp Lejeune, N.C., learn about Afghan culture and language. On the eve of their departure, they say goodbye to their families.
More than a million Egyptian farmers have quit the land in the last 20 years, reshaping the country’s physical and political landscape.
Mimi Wells is a multimedia journalist currently embedded in eastern Afghanistan with the Second Battalion, 27th Infantry regiment, with the support of CIR and the Dick Goldensohn Fund. Watch for videos later on this site.
Somalia and Ethiopia have just been through the worst drought in decades. So why are tens of thousands of people dying on one side of the border and hardly any on the other?
Mimi Wells, a recipient of a Dick Goldensohn Fund grant from CIR, provides a photo portrait from Forward Operating Base Bostick in Kunar province. Watch for videos later on this site.
"Samira" is an Iranian rapper who, like other women in the country, uses the musical format as a means of revealing her true thoughts.
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