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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

ISIS threatens to come to Rome, Romans respond with travel advice

by Matt Hershberger

“In Spain, I’m a prostitute”: Challenging the perception of black women who travel

by Yahoo! Travel

Banksy just made a travel video… for the Gaza Strip

by Matt Hershberger

Behind the veil: What life is really like for women in the Middle East

by Yahoo! Travel

A closer look at marriage equality in Alabama, without the conservative sunglasses

by Derek Fulford

On running and street harassment

by Katie Prout

In South Korea, real business gets done in brothels and karaoke joints

by Geoffrey Cain

An entire city is going to be wiped off the map in Egypt

by Laura Dean

This blogger confronted her cruelest troll. The outcome was amazing.

by Matt Hershberger

Here’s how you can support conflict reporters on the frontline

by Katka Lapelosová

I confronted every man who catcalled me (and it didn’t end well)

by Danielle Page

Airline has awesome response to this passenger’s complaint about unattractive flight attendants

by Matt Hershberger

A world tour: the LGBT traveler’s wish list for the New Year

by Juliana Bilowich

On freedom in America: Three decades of New Years

by Nellie Barg

Google’s year-in-review video will give you serious chills

by Matt Hershberger

8 things that made New Yorkers proud in 2014

by Ashley Hufford

Missing students a symptom of a larger crisis in Mexico

by Jessica Mendoza

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

by Marie De Santis
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