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Human Rights

According to the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. And yet around the world, many people are denied basic human rights, or find their rights under threat. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Human Rights” feature reporting that covers the fight for equality under the law, civil rights and the basic dignity afforded every person. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on human rights.

 

The Underground Railroad of North Korea

For over two decades, a secret network has worked tirelessly to help thousands of refugees escape the world's worst dictatorship. This is the story of one desperate woman who risked her life to reach freedom, and of the complicated man who led the way.

Salvadoran Women and Suicide

Abortion restrictions, gang violence, social pressure. In many cases, women in El Salvador can’t take decisions on their own and end up turning to suicide.

Cambodia: Trauma, Justice, Governance

Cambodia's post-genocide journey creates new opportunities and risks in national systems such as health, justice, and tech governance. It also reveals remarkable stories of human courage over time.

Myanmar's Rohingya: Anatomy of a Genocide

In 2017, Myanmar’s military targeted Rohingya Muslims in a pogrom of mass murder and rape. We investigate the deadliest massacre of a state-orchestrated genocide, years in the making.

The Prison Next Door

Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.

A Journey Through Contested Lands: Honduras

Real estate investors are violating the hard-fought land rights of the Garífuna, an Afro-Caribbean community in Honduras whose unique and endangered culture has been recognized by UNESCO.

Justice for the Enemy

The war against ISIS in Iraq is officially over. Now the government faces another momentous task: It must bring those responsible to account.

Yemen's Dirty War

A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.

Meet the Journalist: John Yang

Pulitzer Center grantees John Yang and Frank Carlson investigate the imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, efforts to seek alternative treatments, and the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.

Meet the Journalist: Guido Bilbao

Panama is facing a serious environmental threat. Investigations have revealed a serious threat to Panama's natural resources that impacts the country's environment and people.

Call to Release Shahidul Alam

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is calling on Bangladeshi authorities to promptly release photographer Shahidul Alam, who was arrested and beaten by police on Sunday, August 5, 2018.

This Week: Family Divided at the Border

This week: reunification dreams stall due to continuing crisis along the border, Cape Town's water issues run deep, and Bhopal's 34-year-old environmental disaster still plagues residents.

This Week: Torture in Yemen's Prisons

Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.

Planning Like a Journalist

In this lesson, students learn about the experience of international reporting from Iona Craig’s work in Yemen and her reflections on the reporting process.