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Human Rights

Twenty-five years after one of the most progressive blueprints for women’s rights was passed, progress remains uneven and, in some cases, has even reversed. It’s time to push back against the pushback, a UN official said. […] Read More

Religious beliefs are being used to justify discrimination around the world, a UN report found. Women, girls and LGBTQIA+ persons are most often the focus of religiously justified discrimination. […] Read More

With over two-thirds of respondents in 34 nations calling it ‘very important,’ freedom of religion is among the most highly valued rights globally, but public appreciation varies widely between nations, a report said. […] Read More

While women’s employment rights and prospects have improved overall, significant hindrances remain in many countries, as women are only granted around 75% of the rights men have in the global workforce, a report said. […] Read More

President Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan, but his roadmap is doomed to fail because it can’t be carried out without a solid moral foundation rooted in justice, equality and love. Here’s what’s missing. […] Read More

Christians experiencing high levels of persecution rose 6% in 2019 to 260 million persons, a report said. The nations where Christians face the highest persecution are North Korea, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya and Pakistan. […] Read More

If protesters and dissidents, many of them millennials, can surpass single-issue politics to embrace a broader vision of social and cultural transformation, they may provide the seeds of hope for a new decade. It’s a big “if.” […] Read More

A growing number of garment and footwear manufacturers are disclosing details about their supply chains. Since 2016, the number of companies publishing info online about their top-tier factories has tripled, a report says. […] Read More

Instead of sending thousands of asylum-seekers ‘back to Mexico’ into dangerous territories foreign to most of those fleeing, we should consider our ability to accommodate those yearning for refuge and asylum. […] Read More

While inequalities trigger protests and unrest around the world, the disparities driving such discontent aren’t wholly financial in nature, a report says. They include areas such as education, health and climate change. […] Read More