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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

Should I march? A guide for the busy, politics-adverse, non-confrontational, cautious and comfortable

by Melissa Delzio

On Jan. 21st, I’m marching for my dad

by Emma Thieme

What American activists can learn from movements around the world

by Alexandra Marx

What it means to be an unmarried millennial woman in China

by Norah Yang

I went to the site of Martin Luther King’s assassination 2 days after Trump’s election. Here’s what I saw.

by Matt Hershberger

Why the LGBTQ community will thrive in 2017

by Alexis Stratton

The 5 statements and questions that motivate me most as a feminist

by Elisa Coll

8 things people don’t know about traveling with a disability

by Sylvia Longmire

3 women travel writers who made history

by Carrie Speaking

I am a female traveler and here’s why I make my reproductive health a priority

by Morgane Croissant

Dear women: it’s 2017, why are you still bashing other women for traveling solo?

by Nicole Sunderland

Hearing “they’re racist over there” has never deterred me from traveling

by Misha-Lee Brady

7 assumptions travelers need to stop making when traveling to developing countries

by Amanda Machado

2017 New Year’s wishes for my sisters of all ages

by Mary Sojourner

What happens when a millennial becomes a refugee?

by Alice Su

On being a ‘leftover’ woman who loves to travel

by Haisu Qu

Stop saying, “I don’t see color.” Here are some better ways to support us.

by Charlene Haparimwi

Here’s how I talk to my kids about gender identity

by Cathy Brown
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