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Human Rights

The UN Declaration of Human Rights declares “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights; they are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”

Matador profiles activists and organizations working for human rights around the world, as well as reports on places in which human rights are being violated.

The goal, always, is to combat ignorance on the issues and help create a more informed community of world travelers.

Human Rights Articles

Why death in Beirut does not matter as much as death in Paris

by Joey Ayoub

Here’s why the world shouldn’t be thinking of revenge after Paris.

by Matt Hershberger

Here’s why a fearful response to the Syrian refugee crisis would lead to catastrophe

by Matt Hershberger

How to piss off an American woman abroad

by Eileen Cotter Wright

What it’s like to be LGBT around the world

by Amanda Machado

Why Myanmar’s massive jade industry is so deadly

by Patrick Winn

Open letter to france in the wake of the Calais riots

by Jordan Nadler

Brazil’s shocking violence against women in 5 charts

by Will Carless

Why so many Cubans are fleeing to the US and getting stuck on the way

by Simeon Tegel

Rap is resistance in slave-owning Mauritania

by Erin Conway-Smith

People of color traveling still have Western privilege

by Bani Amor

Vile tweets and spiking femicides: It’s a tough time to be a woman in Brazil

by Will Carless

5 heroes working to give a voice to LGBTQ around the world

by Juliana Bilowich

4 things Canada taught me about the refugee crisis

by Lauren Williams

6 underground heroes creating positive change in New Mexico

by Juliana Bilowich

11 female travel bloggers totally on the rise

by Intrepidtraveller

10 of the best foreign travel films you have never seen

by Luís Azevedo

This Israeli cafe gives half-off for Jews and Arabs who eat together

by Matt Hershberger
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