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As violence overtakes Iraq, over one million internally displaced persons try to find refuge. Many are arriving to resource-tight UNHCR camps in Kurdish territory.
The president has asked Congress for $2 billion to aid response to the immigration surge and said he'll push forward with executive action on immigration reform.
The Supreme Court said it is "highly unlikely" that more corporations will go after religious freedom claims, but already groups taking up suits and looking to get out of a pending LGBT discrimination order.
Q&A: At the end of the day what we say only matters in terms of its impact. If women in war zones say they don’t feel it, then whatever we’re doing isn’t the right thing.
Q&A: And thinking it does is a "very dangerous illusion to fall into."
Some US conservatives predicted the Defense of Marriage Act's repeal would "break this nation apart." Instead, recent polls and events show that marriage equality is increasingly winning across the country.
Three journalists were convicted of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating reports in order to destabilize Egyptian national security, despite lack of evidence.
The UNHCR says if we want a better world, we need to give the power to the women.
Q&A: The military is acting to preserve its hold on parliament as a new report shows that the army has "systematically" tortured ethnic Kachin civilians over the last three years with impunity.
The International Human Rights Defense Act calls for a special envoy and would make the protection of LGBT rights worldwide an official priority of the US government.
Why the US-Mexico border is looking more like those of Syria, South Africa, Italy and Spain.
A proposal before the commission would initiate a new online economy by allowing Internet service providers to charge websites for better, faster delivery of their content to American users.
Rwanda's women, both in-country and abroad, have played a massive role in rebuilding their society. Here, one survivor and refugee recounts what the last 20 years have been like.
Panelists at a conference hosted by the Boston University School of Public Health and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting said that to understand Congo's rape crisis, the world must look deeper into the country's history.
Analysis: President Obama was definitely brief in addressing equal pay for women in last night's State of the Union address, but he was also right.
This year's Freedom in the World report highlighted the year's major coups, civil wars and political shifts that brought 54 countries down in human rights and civil liberties. Just 40 countries made improvements.
The ultimate irony: In studying its online traffic, women's rights group Women Under Siege learned a number of people are landing on their website by searching for rape pornography.
This year, why not commit to learning more about human rights movements around the world? You can start here.
The 2014 Winter Olympics are barely a month away, and violence in Russia's North Caucasus is unsettling many.
Tunisia touched off the Arab Spring, but has fallen out of the international spotlight. Here's how the country's youth are taking its future into their own hands.