Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

On Wednesday the winners of the PHmuseum 2017 Women Photographers Grant were announced. Looking through the grantees, there were some very unique ideas about how to think outside the box for a typical photo essay. Here are a few we wanted to highlight. The Island of the Colorblind by Sanne de Wilde This project is… Continue reading Innovative photo winners of the PHM grant

Ali Kerem joins the Vignette team!

We are very excited to announce that Ali Kerem has joined the Vignette Interactive team as a video editor. Ali’s interest in storytelling for good, combined with his editing and documentary background makes him a great fit for our team! Check out his bio and welcome Ali to Vignette.

Is abortion legal in Nepal?

Check out our first article with the European Journalism Centre grant was published in Witness Magazine by World Press Photo: Is abortion legal in Nepal? Many Nepali women don’t know the answer. There is also an interactive quiz we created to test your knowledge about abortion. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the stellar journalism… Continue reading Is abortion legal in Nepal?

Take our interactive quiz about the Mexico City Policy

Test your knowledge on this important issue! Click below to start: Created by Vignette Interactive, with funding from the European Journalism Centre (EJC) via its Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (www.journalismgrants.org). You can also share this quiz and embed it in another site. Feel free to share it! Social link: https://www.genial.ly/598b185551fa5f34a8632040/quiz Direct link: https://www.genial.ly/View/Index/598b185551fa5f34a8632040 Embed code:… Continue reading Take our interactive quiz about the Mexico City Policy

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Vignette’s storytelling picks for September

Punam Dev, age 19, left, leaves Dr. Panakaj Pratap Deo's medical clinic, as her baby is held by her mother, and exits behind her, in Janakpur, Nepal, July 6, 2017. Dev, who was married at 16 and already has one daughter, came to Dr. Deo's clinic because she was 14 weeks pregnant and wanted to find out if she was having a boy or a girl. When she found out she was having a girl, she decided to abort, even though abortion is only legal up until 12 weeks in Nepal -- she and her husband don't want another baby girl that they will have to provide a dowry for. Dr. Deo is a doctor in a private hospital, but his clinic isn't legally authorized to provide abortion services. When asked whether he feared any problems with the police, he laughed out loud and said that was a silly question. Nepal legalized abortion 15 years ago, and public and private facilities have been set up to provide the procedure. However, because of issues like stigma, lack of education, and distrust of government facilities, most women don’t ask important questions of the health care providers, to see if a clinic/pharmacy has proper authorization from the government, or what they should do in the event of medical complications. And according to a recently released survey by the Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) more than half of Nepalese women got abortions by illegal providers in 2014. In January of 2017 the government of Nepal made all abortion and contraception services free in the country, which is an important step to help women get better services. But most women hadn't heard about the new initiative, and there wasn't a concerted campaign by the government to get the message out to local communities. This is an example of one of many issues with abortion access in Nepal. (Photo Credit/Tara Todras-Whitehill/European Journalism Centre/Vignette Interactive)

Happy fall everyone! Looking to keep up on innovative storytelling projects and Vignette news? Check out our September newsletter jam-packed with click-worthy articles about awards, instagram takeovers and sex educations.