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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.

 

'Who Is This Stupid God?'

While President Rodrigo Duterte wages a relentless war on the Catholic Church of the Philippines, a strident bishop fights to restore his country's moral foundations.

The Women Fleeing Saudi Arabia

Pulitzer Center grantee Sarah Aziza discusses what it’s like for women to escape Saudi Arabia when their every move is policed by men.

Death on Demand: Has Euthanasia Gone Too Far?

Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequences.

They Are Here Because You Were There

For at-risk LGBT asylum seekers from former British protectorates, the UK is an ideal and obvious destination. But what happens when the British government won't allow them to stay?

Interrupting Rape Worldwide

There's a method to stopping gun violence before it starts--and it has worked in seven countries. Can the method be modified to prevent sexual violence?

Guerrero: The Monster in the Mountains

On September 26, 2014, 43 Mexican students went missing in Iguala, a mountain town in the state of Guerrero. This project explores the long-term issues that gave rise to these events.

Myanmar: When Child Soldiers Retire

In Myanmar the use of child soldiers remains commonplace but under increasing international pressure small numbers of them are being released from service, returning to parents who thought them dead.

China: Students With Disabilities

China has committed to nine years of education for all children, but students with physical disabilities often confront discrimination. How do these students access education?

Russia: Anti-Gay Policies and a Surge in HIV

Russia's government crackdown on the LGBT community is fueling an alarming increase in the AIDS epidemic in Russia. New infections increased by 10 percent in 2013.

Can Chinese Culture Save China's Environment?

The Chinese government and people, confronted with colossal environmental challenges, are turning to cultural traditions that under Communism had long been suppressed.

Crimea: The Human Toll

Russia's military annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine has already upended many lives. LGBT people and drug users are among those most at risk.

This Week: Syria's Lawless Land

Impunity for Syria's war criminals, new HIV treatments in South Africa, and a new approach to deradicalization in France in this week's newsletter.