Dispatches

Women walk past destroyed cars at a neighborhood near the scene of Tuesday's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Rescue teams were still searching the rubble of Beirut's port for bodies on Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon's capital. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kevin Clarke August 07, 2020
Many Beirut buildings simply crumbled; others are compromised beyond repair. Those that can be saved no longer have windows or doors, residents continue to occupy them to protect what possessions they have left.
Joanely Martinez displays a sign—"I want to go out...to run, to walk, to enjoy myself without violence, without fear"—during the women's march on March 8, 2020, in Mexico City. She said the government "does nothing" to protect women, who are demanding the authorities do more to stop the murder of women and girls. (CNS photo/David Agren)
Jan-Albert Hootsen August 06, 2020
Mexico has long been plagued by often brutal violence against women and children. Just under 11 women are killed on average each day in Mexico because of gender-based violence.
Fishermen at sunset in November 2015 along the freshwater lagoon in Tela, Honduras. (CNS photo) 
Jackie McVicar August 05, 2020
Garifuna villages along the north coast of Honduras have set up roadblocks to demand answers about the enforced disappearances. “You took them alive, we want them alive!” protesters shouted.
Patrick Egwu August 03, 2020
The Nigerian governors’ forum has declared a state of emergency because of the upsurge of violence against women.
Tawanda Karombo July 30, 2020
There are more young girls selling their bodies as Zimbabwe’s economic difficulties continue, in a broad collapse now exacerbated by the pandemic. The city is experiencing a spike in social vices like child prostitution and domestic violence.
Getting assistance in San Andrés Tuxtla in the state of Veracruz, Mexico (Photo courtesy of Caritas Mexico)
Eduardo Campos Lima July 29, 2020
National churches that face the most difficulties are in those countries that already had serious economic problems before the pandemic started.