human rights

Cindy McCain apologizes as police dispute her claim she witnessed child trafficking

The mother was a ‘different ethnicity’ than the child, fitting with other recent false human trafficking suspicions

My friend Loujain al-Hathloul deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s why.

She and other imprisoned Saudi women’s rights activists face torture and sexual abuse

Activists implored Mariah Carey to cancel her performance in Saudi Arabia. She refused to back down.

The controversy comes amid the jailing of women activists in the country

After failing to revive the Equal Rights Amendment, activists turn to millennial women to rally support

Rep. Jackie Speier is set to introduce a bill in Congress on Tuesday

Helping survivors of sexual violence is at the center of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege were awarded for their efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war

Lyudmila Alexeyeva, an iconic leader of the Russian human rights movement, dies at 91

She was a forceful opponent of the Kremlin for half a century

A transgender woman is challenging Chicago’s definition of the female breast

Performance artist Bea Sullivan-Knoff is speaking out about a city ban she says is unconstitutional

Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia have been jailed for months. Insiders say they face electric shocks, beatings and other abuse.

At least one prisoner was allegedly hung from the ceiling during an interrogation

In Congo’s Kasai province, more than 200 people are raped a month, says a new report. The vast majority are women.

An ongoing war in the region has led to to an extremely high rate of sexual violence

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad: ‘I want to help my people to recover from this genocide’

Countless women and children are still enslaved