Danielle Shapiro is a freelance journalist based in New York City. Most of her reporting is about women, children and human rights in the developing world.


As Libya lurches forward to its landmark parliamentary election in July, its children are fighting a brutal new battle on the playground.

Amy Lehman is working furiously to build a floating hospital  that will bring medical care to millions of hard-to-reach people in Congo. Danielle Shapiro reports from the water.