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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.

 

Tencent China: Dying to Breathe

Photographer Sim Chi Yin has spent​ ​the past​ four years documenting He Quangui's life as he struggled with silicosis.

South Africa: Marikana

When South African police opened fire on striking miners at Marikana in 2012, the world saw an ugly side of the country's leadership. Can post-apartheid South Africa claim "liberation?"

'Platinum' Reaches Marikana Miners

Jack Shenker and Jason Larkin produced "Platinum" to reach the people in South Africa's platinum belt whose experiences and political struggles formed the basis of their reporting.

Indonesia: Dita's World

A young girl in Indonesia lives with the effects of an "uncommon disease"—mercury intoxication from gold mining pollution near her home.

Dark Valley: Life in the Shadows

In the first installment of his journey through America's poorest towns, Matt Black documents poverty in the American southwest. Immigrants and citizens alike suffer from policies that keep them poor.