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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.

 

Refugees Find Hope and Despair on Lesbos

The arrival of over 500,000 refugees to the Greek island of Lesbos in 2015 has turned the eastern shoreline into a crisis zone. Locals, NGOs and volunteers have come together to care for arrivals.

Film: Congo/Women

On mothers Day in Norway the NGO Congo Women projected a video including images by Marcus Bleasdale onto the facade of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

Egypt Unrest Sparks Protests in Washington

As protests swarm Egypt, Egyptians abroad are proclaiming solidarity with the anti-government sentiment. Today in Washington, protesters called upon President Barack Obama to support the Egyptians.