About Joanna Prisco

Global Citizen contributor Joanna Prisco has spent the last six years in and out of offices ranging from OG news corporations (ABC News, Gannett/The USA Today Network) to startup zines (Gather Journal, Fathom) to digital giants (Yahoo, AOL), and covering a wide range of topics from human rights to moonshine runners. Prior to that she honed her chops as an editor for Parade, where she was responsible for all food and music content, interviewing everyone from Alice Waters to Jay-Z.

Stories

  1. Article: Canada Will Welcome Women Foreign Ministers of the World in First-Ever Summit
    Girls & Women

    Canada Will Welcome Women Foreign Ministers of the World in First-Ever Summit

    By Joanna Prisco|July 19, 2018

    The gathering will take place in Montreal. Read more

  2. Article: Obama Says 'Empowering More Women' Will Help Mend Government Policies
    Girls & Women

    Obama Says 'Empowering More Women' Will Help Mend Government Policies

    By Joanna Prisco|July 19, 2018

    The times call for more female leadership. Read more

  3. Article: 17 Men Charged in Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Deaf Girl in India
    Girls & Women

    17 Men Charged in Gang Rape of 11-Year-Old Deaf Girl in India

    By Joanna Prisco|July 19, 2018

    Police say the girl was repeatedly targeted since the beginning of the year. Read more

  4. Article: Libyan Government Left Migrant Child to Die at Sea, NGO Says
    Citizenship

    Libyan Government Left Migrant Child to Die at Sea, NGO Says

    By Joanna Prisco|July 18, 2018

    A mother and child died on a boat carrying migrants toward Europe. Read more

  5. Article: Climate Change May Soon Make Parts of India Uninhabitable
    Environment

    Climate Change May Soon Make Parts of India Uninhabitable

    By Joanna Prisco|July 18, 2018

    Extreme heat and humidity impacts the health and well-being of millions in South Asia. Read more

  6. Article: Bill Gates Invests $30M for Affordable Early Alzheimer's Test
    Health

    Bill Gates Invests $30M for Affordable Early Alzheimer's Test

    By Joanna Prisco|July 18, 2018

    There’s currently no way to identify the disease in its early stage. Read more

  7. Article: Muslim Women Launch First-Ever Female Soccer Team in Zanzibar
    Girls & Women

    Muslim Women Launch First-Ever Female Soccer Team in Zanzibar

    By Joanna Prisco|July 17, 2018

    Scoring goals is incredibly meaningful for this team. Read more

  8. Article: 'Right to Sit' Law Grants Indian Women Greater Freedoms in Factory Jobs
    Girls & Women

    'Right to Sit' Law Grants Indian Women Greater Freedoms in Factory Jobs

    By Joanna Prisco|July 17, 2018

    Workers have historically been prevented from sitting or leaning. Read more

  9. Article: How a Simple Radio Campaign Saved 3,000 Children in Africa
    Health

    How a Simple Radio Campaign Saved 3,000 Children in Africa

    By Joanna Prisco|July 17, 2018

    A recent initiative increased the total number of diagnoses for malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea. Read more

  10. Article: This Nigerian Woman Transforms Tires Into Cool Recycled Furniture
    Girls & Women

    This Nigerian Woman Transforms Tires Into Cool Recycled Furniture

    By Joanna Prisco|July 16, 2018

    The popular entrepreneur is inspiring a new career path for women in her country. Read more