+ The Deadly Cost of Cheap Clothing Abir Abdullah Fire fighters carry an injured person during a rescue operation. Four people died and many were injured at the Kawran Bazaar, Dhaka according to a fire service report - 25 February 2007.
+ The Alexia Foundation on Violence Against Women Melanie Blanding Serafina, right, 26, of Kindu, Maniema, bears the scar from a surgery to remove sticks lodged in her uterus by rebels when they attacked her at home. Kindu is not currently accessible by road due to deterioration from neglect since the war started in 1998. DOCS periodically hires a plane to bring women who have suffered sexual violence to their facility in Goma. Melanie Blanding/Alexia Foundation
+ Video interview of Alexia founders Peter and Aphrodite Tsairis Video Why The Alexia Foundation Matters
+ The Women's Initiative Tim Matsui A young woman in a Phnom Penh slum. Investigators later found her mother was pimping the drug-addicted girl nightly to upwards of 10 Cambodian men. Tim Matsui. Matsui was recently awarded the first Alexia Foundation Women's Initiative Grant. This image is from his submitted portfolio.
+ Shane and Maggie: An Intimate Look at Domestic Violence Sara Naomi Lewkowicz As Shane and Maggie continued to fight, Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave Maggie's side. She witnessed the majority of the assault on her mother. "Please Shane, let me take her out of here," Maggie pleaded. "She shouldn't be seeing this."
+ Undesired Walter Astrada The practice of sex-selective abortion is the result of cultural norms that value male children over female children which causes the non-birth of almost 7,000 girls per day in India by Walter Astrada.
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Alexia Grants 2013

In the first year of the new Women's Initiative Grant, Tim Matsui has been awarded $25,000 to investigate the trafficking of minors in the Seattle area. Follow Tim's progress on the news feed.

Abir Abdullah won the Professional grant to document the danger of fire to the working class in Bangladesh. Sara Naomi Lewkowicz received the First Prize Student to examine domestic violence. Follow their progress on the news page.