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In partnership with five US colleges, the State Department launched a program called the Women in Public Service Project, a fellowship for women delegates from all over the world to come together and learn the business of politics.
More than a year after the revolution and mid-presidential election, Egypt struggles to put itself together and human rights priorities are taking a back seat.
At the annual meeting of the human rights arm of the Organization of American States, leaders of Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Venezuela bashed the body and considered dissolution.
LGBT advocates in Argentina celebrate a new law that makes it easy for transgendered people to change their sexes easily and at will.
Protesters are detained and online chatter is censored in China to mark the twenty-third anniversary of the brutal 1989 event in Tiananmen Square.
Sherif Mansour is one of 43 foreign human rights activists charged with operating without a license in post-Mubarak Egypt. He returns to Cairo today to stand trial later this week.
A common form of violence against women in Pakistan and other countries, acid attacks haven't been quelled since new laws have come into effect.
It has a chapter on every other country in the world, but a State Department report on global human rights doesn't address the U.S. role in atrocities overseas.
As host of the Eurovision contest, Azerbaijan has given itself a makeover. But rights groups say the new look is only skin-deep.
The executive director of Women for Afghan Women sat down with GlobalPost after Amnesty International's Shadow Summit in Chicago and talked women's shelters and Taliban death threats.
Amnesty International hosted a Shadow Summit to highlight the lack of attention on women's issues during this weekend's NATO summit, where the future of Afghanistan was discussed.
They face violence, persecution, and limited access to shelter and medical care, but a new report puts LGBT refugees in the spotlight in an attempt to reform asylum systems in the US and elsewhere.
The issue of women's rights in Afghanistan is missing from the NATO agenda which will take place in Chicago this weekend. And no one is happy about it.
He's giving out motorcycles and cleaning up Port-au-Prince, but Martelly's problems with a group of former military thugs and ex-President Baby Doc Duvalier could mean trouble for the president as he enters his second year.
More than a dozen women arrested last week for protesting say they were sexually assaulted and abused while in military custody.
It sounds difficult, but if struggling countries follow the advice of a new report, we may be able to reach pre-crisis economic levels and do away with unpopular austerity measures.
A report from Britain's Foreign Office details concerns over Russia's record on LGBT rights, among other things.
After eight days of diplomatic wrangling, it seems that a crisis was avoided between China and the United States. Here's a timeline of the events of the last week.
It's not part of the mission for U.S. troops in Afghanistan to get involved in family drama. But when it came to one runaway, that's just what happened — with a surprising outcome.
YourAnonNews, one of the official Anonymous Twitter handles, put together a collection of pictures sourced from participants who sent them in via Twitter.