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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

Today is the birthday of the most badass woman traveler of all time

by Matt Hershberger

The best countries for women to live in

by Morgane Croissant

12 signs you’re traveling like an a**hole in Mexico

by Amanda Machado

I was a homophobe. Here’s how that changed.

by Matt Hershberger

I’m a brown person and I live in a racist country

by Faz Abdul Gaffa-Marsh

7 uncomfortable truths about being LGBT in Bulgaria

by Anna Pelova

Each member of this First Nations people just declined $267,000 for permission to build an oil pipeline through their land

by Cathy Brown

How people celebrate Mother’s Day around the world

by Matt Hershberger

The limits of being black in Namibia

by Martha Mukaiwa

7 travelers talk about the challenges of owning a Filipino passport

by Kate Alvarez

10 modern examples of how finding previously uncontacted peoples has ruined their lives

by Jeromy Slaby

4 uncomfortable truths about being LGBTQ in New Mexico

by Juliana Bilowich

There are more modern-day slaves living in India than anywhere else on Earth

by Mandakini Gahlot

Ireland may be the first to legalize gay marriage by popular vote

by Matt Hershberger

A Japanese bar has created ‘violent’ drink coasters to stop domestic abuse

by Allison Jackson

What makes me so American is my Blackness.

by Chaédria LaBouvier

Watch these Russian LGBT activists win a rare victory against Russia’s most prominent anti-gay campaigner

by Dan Peleschuk

This is what oil roads look like in the Amazon, and here’s what they do to people’s lives

by Alex Goff
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