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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.

 

The Factories in the Camps

Observers have long warned of rising forced labor in Xinjiang. Satellite images show factories built just steps away from cell blocks.

Inside a Xinjiang Detention Camp

In a lush countryside idyll known for its horse farms and fields of yellow flowers, China built a system of total control.

Dying for Justice in America's Jails

A five-article investigative series looks into the longstanding epidemic of preventable deaths in U.S. city and county jails and the alternatives to incarceration that are saving lives instead of taking them.

Women on the Move

Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.

Memory and Trauma

What stays behind after Hong Kong's year-long democracy movement?

Coronavirus Child Brides

COVID-19 is leading to a rise in child marriages by families desperate for economic help in developing countries.

Migrants and Refugees Experience American Racism

Navigating race relations in the U.S. is a challenging task, particularly for Black migrants and refugees. This project explores how Black migrants in Maine confront racism following their arrival.

Afro-Latinx Revolution: Puerto Rico

Amid Puerto Rico's political crisis, Black communities fight for justice against racism, systemic discrimination, police oppression, and economic disparities.

Barred – A Prisons Project

This five-part series will capture the impact and experiences of incarceration in India — the extreme living conditions, lack of medical care and legal support, and violence within the system.

Yuquis: The Strongest Fight (Spanish)

With no electricity, potable water, or healthcare system—and with less than 400 inhabitants—Bolivia's Yuquis fight on against COVID-19.

Survival in the High Seas

Filipino sailors understand the mystic lure of the ocean. They also know its dangers firsthand. These are their stories of survival.

Meet the Journalist: Jessica Prokop

After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.

Meet the Journalists: Texas Tribune Staff

After a new federal immigration policy led to hundreds of children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Texas Tribune opened a temporary South Texas bureau to investigate.

Memory and Protest of Femicide in Juárez

Journalists, a poet laureate, and an attorney and activist discussed “Disappearing Daughters,” which combines journalism and poetry to tell the story of women’s resistance to gender-based violence.