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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

Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico

by Jessica Mendoza

8 things that made New Yorkers proud in 2014

by Ashley Hufford
13

Sweden’s prostitution solution: Why hasn’t anyone tried this before?

by Marie De Santis
6

These photos will force you to confront your privilege as a traveler

by Doug Lansky
2

Guys, if you care about women’s safety abroad, start by asking yourself the following

by Matt Hershberger
1

26 things you’ll appreciate as a solo female traveler

by Katka Lapelosa
9

8 questions solo female travelers are sick of hearing

by Candice Walsh

Matador Ambassador publishes memoirs on adventure and activism in Afghanistan

by Katka Lapelosa

“Afghan women that dare to ride”: Matador Ambassador Shannon Galpin collaborates with Liv Cycling

by Katka Lapelosa

3 reasons why girls need girlfriends

by Emma Thieme
6

Don’t date a girl who travels [vid]

by Katka Lapelosa

Is travel ever immoral?

by Matt Hershberger

Salvadoran woman explains how she came to America and built a new life

by Matt Hershberger

If we want to stop rape, we need to stop policing gender

by Katka Lapelosa

This 92-year-old transgender WWII vet still has to fight for equality

by Matt Hershberger
4

Notes on surviving an attempted sexual assault abroad

by Emma Thieme
1

Finding her stolen grandson after 36 years

by MarĂ­a Zentner
4

10 powerful portraits from the Ecuadorian Amazon

by Alex Goff
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