Civilians never sign up for war, but often it rages around them. Wars shape generations that know no other way of being, people for whom calm (to say nothing of peace) is often only an occasional interlude between periods of terror.
When Rebekah Havrilla told the story of her rape to NBC, she didn’t think about her assault defining her forever on Google. Lee Hancock talks to survivors and journalists about the damage — and good — that can come with reporting on rape.
When Syria’s civil war takes root, one man follows his family’s path into exile back home again, to Armenia. Alia Malek looks at a family’s life, in three generations, through a hundred years of war.
In Oakland, California, gun violence is not news — it’s an everyday occurence. Susie Cagle meets survivors determined to give meaning to lost lives by helping each other, and by fighting back.