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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.

 

A Brother's Death

A young woman mourns the death of a brother during the Duterte administration's war on drugs.

Convict of 302: Death Penalty in Pakistan

The Pakistani public perceives the reinstatement of the death penalty as a tool to curb terrorism and crime, but many are unaware that not everyone on death row receives a fair trial.

India: Toiling for a Toilet

A sanitation scheme has deepened rural indebtedness and perpetuated migratory labor. Yardain Amron reports on the race to make every open village defecation-free by 2019.

This Week: An Arab Spring in Ladies Lingerie

To have female sales clerks staff the ladies lingerie department would seem like a no-brainer, except that it took a royal decree two years ago by King Abdullah to make it happen in Saudi Arabia.

This Week: China's African Frontier

Veteran radio journalist and Pulitzer Center grantee Reese Erlich has a knack for getting himself into—and just as important, out of—hard places. Earlier this year, Reese reported from inside Iran.

Journalists at Risk, Stories Untold

In Syria 18 journalists have died so far this year, on top of 31 in 2012. Thirty have been kidnapped or gone missing. What is the impact on coverage?

This Week: From Malawi to Scotland

“She went back to her village and decided to live as if nothing had happened. Four years later, she was married. She said her husband didn't know anything about her past."

Facing Global Public Health Head On

At Boston University student fellowships for reporting help humanize diverse global public health issues, from discrimination toward gays in Kenya to child marriage in Nepal.

Truth-Telling in Sri Lanka

Callum Macrae’s, “No Fire Zone: The Killing Fields of Sri Lanka,” sparks a Twitter response from British PM David Cameron—and raises the stakes on this week’s Commonwealth meeting in Sri Lanka.

This Week: Congo's Peacekeepers

Setting aside a dismal record of failure, incompetence and indifference, UN peacekeeping troops and the Democratic Republic of Congo's army seem to have finally joined forces to protect civilians.

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