Former journalist. MSW/MPH. I’m a writer and editor who loves research. From the social norms behind sexual violence to the science of Alzheimer’s, I translate complex data into compelling stories.
About 99 percent of rape and sexual assault cases in India go unreported. Survivors across the country have joined the "Dignity March," sharing their stories and calling for an end to the shame they’ve faced in their communities.
Every two seconds, another girl gets married. Why?
The first-ever World Development Report devoted entirely to education explains why countries across the globe have succeeded at rapidly increasing the number of children in school--but have not had the same success with helping those children actually learn.
Rekha Sapkal earns her living by sorting out recyclables from garbage, a difficult and sometimes dangerous job that’s fallen to very low-income families in India. Rekha presumed her daughters would have no choice but to follow the same path--until she got involved with Kashtakari Panchayat.
After months of research on sex workers, violence and HIV around the world, I’d heard what the public health and policy wonks had to say. Some portrayed sex workers as victims suffering unimaginable abuse; others depicted them as empowered entrepreneurs...