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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.

 

China: A Dying Miner's Dream

Gold miner He Quangui is dying from silicosis. He records a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who called on Chinese citizens to leave their homes and work in mines.

Guyana's 'Dougla' Politics

An investigation of Guyana's mixed race population reveals political and cultural nuance in a country often starkly divided between Indians and Africans.