Photo: Ross Pollack

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
4

All traveling volunteers should watch this video. #StopOrphanTrips

by Eric Hartman
1

How a 22-year-old college student saved 111 child workers in India

by Matt Hershberger
4

How to piss off a feminist

by Lidia Infante
1

5 things I wish I could tell the 18-year-old me who had an abortion

by Cathy Brown
1

This valedictorian just revealed her status as an undocumented immigrant during her graduation speech.

by Amanda Machado
1

These celebrities talk about why they’re proud to be immigrants

by Amanda Machado

Obama just passed a resolution banning these racial terms from all federal laws

by Amanda Machado

The best thing about the 2016 Olympics: A team made entirely of refugees

by Matt Hershberger
3

Airbnb is starting to fight discrimination. Here’s why it’s not all good news.

by Matt Hershberger
1

7 myths of cultural appropriation debunked

by Amanda Machado

Thailand’s thoughtcrime arrests are getting dangerously bizarre

by PRI's The World
2

Everything you’ll hear if you’re a solo female traveler and some useful responses

by Elisa Coll

What it’s like to be a black woman in Brazil

by Amanda Machado

Mexico’s president just called for nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage

by Amanda Machado

Notes on casual racism in travel and travel writing

by Oneika Raymond
1

In this election, it’ll be harder than ever for Latinos to vote. Here’s why

by Amanda Machado

Half of all refugee children worldwide are not getting an education, says charity

by PRI's The World
1

On being attacked, and fighting back, as a solo female traveler

by Caroline Achieng Otieno
Load More