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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

Brazil’s best female pro surfer can’t get sponsors because she “doesn’t look like a model.”

by Amanda Machado
2

4 productive things you can do after a tragedy

by Matt Hershberger
4

Rio is “cleaning the streets” of its homeless children prior to the Olympics

by Matt Hershberger

The Supreme Court just struck down abortion restrictions in Texas

by Cathy Brown
1

This radio host calls out police in a way that’s long overdue

by Blaze Nowara
2

Show this video to any of your friends who still don’t get #BlackLivesMatter

by Matt Hershberger
6

Labels I’ve had to deal with as an African woman in Europe

by Caroline Achieng Otieno
1

Watch: This #BlackLivesMatter protest turned into a BBQ with the police

by Matt Hershberger

Watch: What it’s like being transgender in the deep South

by Amanda Machado
3

For Dallas: How it feels to walk under a sniper’s sights

by Mary Sojourner
1

Watch: Amnesty International asked Mexican women what happened to them when they were detained by the police. Here were their disturbing responses.

by Amanda Machado

This is what it’s like to have a job with the least rights in Mexico

by Martina Žoldoš
1

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

by Matt Hershberger
3

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

by Matt Hershberger
1

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

by Cathy Brown
1

7 myths of cultural appropriation debunked

by Amanda Machado
1

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

by Amanda Machado

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

by Matt Hershberger
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