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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.

 

Caste in America

A multi-part series on India's caste system and the effects of caste on individuals, especially on Dalits, or "untouchables."

The Psyche of Syria's War Survivors

This project profiles the courageous journey of Syrian teenage social media icon Muhammad Najem and sheds light on the psychological picture of refugees who live or have family under regime bombings.

Are We Visible Yet?

In spite of gender and economic disparity, women are often the innovators and change makers that move society forward, working far from the headlines. Choosing to be visible is key to equality.

Kenya, FGM, Prohibition, and the Law

Is the 2011 federal Prohibition of FGM Act in Kenya enough to end the practice of female genital mutilation? FGM is deeply rooted in Kenyan cultures, and critics say the law is not enough.

Nobody Listened

Native American women become targets of the oil industry in the United States.

Nowhere To Hide: Saudis Targeted Abroad

The death of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world—but he was far from the first Saudi dissident to be targeted abroad, and he is by no means the last.

The Last River

A series of reports on the threats and resistance activities linked to the defence of the last river free of large dams in the Tapajos river basin–now being strangled by a belt of deforestation and the constant expansion of agribusiness.

Disclosure—Rwandan Children Born of Rape

Rwanda’s children born of genocide rape are coming of age—against the odds. Their mothers have now disclosed to their children the circumstances of how they were born.

Meet the Journalist: John Yang

Pulitzer Center grantees John Yang and Frank Carlson investigate the imprisonment of mentally ill Americans, efforts to seek alternative treatments, and the struggle to provide the poor with public defenders.

Meet the Journalist: Guido Bilbao

Panama is facing a serious environmental threat. Investigations have revealed a serious threat to Panama's natural resources that impacts the country's environment and people.

10 Lesson Plans to Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.