Eleanor Ross

Politics

'He Took What He Wanted': The Women Forced into Marriage by the Khmer Rouge

The murderous Cambodian regime forced hundreds and thousands of people into arranged marriages in the 70s. Decades on, its victims are still crying out for justice.
Eleanor Ross
1.12.17
fruit

Melons Are Uzbekistan's Favorite Road Trip Snack

Across the Central Asian nation, melons are stacked high by the roadside in amber, mustard yellow, and bright green. The ideal food when driving in desert heat.
Eleanor Ross
1.9.17
beer

This Man Is Building the World’s Most Northern Brewery

After campaigning for six years to lift the ban on alcohol production in the Svalbard archipelago, Robert Johansen is setting up his own brewery in the Arctic city of Longyearbyen.
Eleanor Ross
4.28.16
Broadly

What It's Like to Raise Kids in a Refugee Camp

Samaa fled the Syrian war for Lebanon's Shatila refugee camp, where she has lived for almost half a decade with her four children. She's one of thousands of women left stranded by the ongoing crisis in the Middle East.
Eleanor Ross
4.22.16
Homelessness

Why Winter Can Be Deadly for Homeless Women

For thousands of women sleeping rough on the streets, the chilly festive period can lead to an uncertain fate.
Eleanor Ross
12.30.15
Politics

Meet the Swedish Sex Worker Who Jumped Into a Bullfight for PETA

We talked to Amina Axelsson, the adult actress who jumped into a bullfight last weekend to protest the "barbaric" tradition.
Eleanor Ross
9.28.15
Politics

Inside France's Biggest Refugee Camp, Girls Are Trapped With No Hope or Escape

As the migrant crisis in Europe escalates, young men and women are risking life and limb to get to England. We traveled with photographer Sarah Tilotta for rare access to the only women's shelter in the French ferry port of Calais.
Eleanor Ross
8.12.15
Travel

Riding with Kuwait's All Female Biker Club

We asked one of Moto Lady Club's founding members about debunking stereotypes of biker gangs and championing female empowerment in the Gulf.
Eleanor Ross
1.23.15
Travel

Zanzibar Has a Freddie Mercury Problem

The Queen frontman's birthplace, a semiautonomous island off Tanzania, is happy to make money off his name, despite the country's entrenched homophobia.
Eleanor Ross
8.7.14