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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.

It's shocking and in your face. And boy does it hit home.
The voices of women and people of color matter. Their stories deserve to be told.
Girl, please. That’s not your body. You don't get to decide what it does for money.
Putin and China considered their Olympics to be a public relations coup.
Homophobia is a giant bureaucracy of hate.
Do you know the abortion laws where you're living / traveling?
I never thought that the lifestyle I lead contributed to this abuse of human rights.
A reflection for International Women's Day, 2014.
I've chosen to celebrate by attending the first ever Women's Travel Fest.
Jared Leto's recognition of events in the Ukraine were enough to prompt Russia's state...
The protest on the YouTube ban in Pakistan has so far reached well over half a million...
The experience was the most difficult I have ever embarked on in my life.
A transparent inquiry into the circumstances in which these violations occurred is...
As if the patriarchy wasn't enough to be mad about already.
We should stop focusing on the fact she came out as being gay, and celebrate the message...
Dale Hansen has some words for Michael Sam's critics. And we should all listen.
I felt uncomfortable watching a man go through many of the same experiences I've had in...
I asked my translator to please tell these women that my heart is with them.
Since it enables abandonments, the government considers the Baby Box illegal.
She ran workshops with the goal of empowering women to create a sustainable income.