Miscarriages of justice
In El Salvador, where gang members rape at will and three condoms cost more than lunch, abortion is outlawed and women bear the brunt of ruthless social and judicial retaliation. In Harper's Magazine, Rachel Nolan details cases of women who have been jailed after complications with their pregnancies in a country which is increasingly affected by the Zika virus.
Rubicon to the rescue
For Outside, Kyle Dickman profiles Team Rubicon, an organization that rallies America's struggling war veterans around a new mission: disaster relief. Since its formation in 2010 in the wake of the earthquake in Haiti, the organization has shaken up the aid industry with its off the cuff methods. Dickman accompanies teams on relief efforts as the organization aims to take on the Red Cross.
Crossing Israel, with help
"In a perfect world there would be decent hospitals for the Palestinian people," writes Shaul Adar. In the real world, though, it's up to Road to Recovery, a group of Israeli volunteers, to drive sick Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel where they can be treated. Adar goes along for the ride in this piece from The Atlantic.
The wives of Boko Haram
For Al Jazeera, Chika Oduah spends time in a safe house in Nigeria with "the women who love and loved" soldiers fighting for terrorist organization Boko Haram. Her interviews reveal complicated sentiments on the part of the young women meant to be taking part in a de-radicalization program. Some are eager to move on, but many others profess admiration for their husbands - and for the crimes they have perpetrated.