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Gender discrimination is a ‘root cause’ of stateless children, the UN refugee agency reported, leaving many of them with no official nationality and possibly resulting in wide-ranging violations of children’s rights. […] Read More

Of the 385,000 Syrian refugee school-aged children in Lebanon, more than one-third of them aren’t receiving any education. Here’s how Lebanese Society of Educational and Social Development is making a dent in that overwhelming need. […] Read More

A Myanmar military leader sued the head of the Kachin Baptist Convention of Myanmar, accusing him of ‘knowingly giving false information’ after speaking to President Trump for less than a minute about religious persecution. […] Read More

Fighting illiteracy is an intangible battle for many of us. We take our literacy for granted and can’t comprehend the need for it around the globe. Change, however, comes through education. Literacy can help undo injustices. […] Read More

For many around the globe, the lack of religious freedom isn’t just a matter of being expected to serve a population they dislike or debating a religious symbol on government grounds. It’s life or death. Consider the Yazidis. […] Read More

What is the HLPF, you ask. Not many have heard of it. It’s a United Nations conference for nongovernmental organizations to meet and discuss the Sustainable Development Goals. And here’s why I’m excited to be part of it. […] Read More

An estimated 1.44 million refugees will need to be resettled in 2020, a U.N. agency report said. Africa is projected to have the highest resettlement needs for 2020 with more than 667,000 people. […] Read More

Noting a few positive examples of steps taken to promote religious freedom in 2018, an annual government report on religious freedom focused largely on violations of the right to exercise faith freely and without fear. […] Read More

The UN General Assembly has established Aug. 22 as an annual day to commemorate those who are victims of violence based on their religion or beliefs and to raise awareness about respecting religious diversity. […] Read More

Taking on some of the most difficult issues between LGBT rights and some faith communities, a new book helps frame civil dialogue and finds guiding principles to mediate conflicts. […] Read More