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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

Dear travelers to Cambodia: Please don’t come visit until you’ve understood these 9 things

by Johanna Read

Here’s what happens when women are punished for having abortions

by Maria Murriel and Joyce Hackel

Researchers may have found the best way of ending extreme poverty, and it’s embarrassingly simple

by Matt Hershberger

Bernie Sanders supporters came together and created the most inspirational video you have ever seen

by Blaze Nowara

This New England bakery is charging women 79 cents to the dollar to illustrate the gender pay gap

by Amanda Machado

Watch the ‘leftover women’ of China reclaiming their power in this emotional video

by Morgane Croissant

I go places alone

by Joanna Franco

There is now a country where the majority of its political party leaders are openly gay or bi

by Cathy Brown

If Latinos said the stuff white people say

by Amanda Machado

How travel taught me the meaning of equalism

by Sandra Guedes

People in Japan aren’t having enough sex and it’s a problem

by Blaze Nowara

I have two daughters I adore. But here’s why I actually love it when they feel fear

by Cathy Brown

There’s only one country in the world that offers the same health care to illegal migrant workers as they do nationals

by Cathy Brown

Only 1% of leading roles in the US go to Asian men. This is the consequence

by Carlo Alcos

Watch: First generation children define the American Dream

by Amanda Machado

Your seafood dinner might have been caught by slaves. These Pulitzer winners uncovered the story.

by Amanda Machado

As more abortion clinics close in the US, here’s what women wanting to abort are doing

by Cathy Brown

The American ambassador to the Dominican Republic refused to hide his sexuality. Here’s how the Vatican responded

by Amanda Machado
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