Human Rights

Gujarat Dalits Seek to Sustain Revolt, Through a Diversity of Tactics

After a decade of growing caste violence, a new mass movement is fighting back, challenging Indian Prime Minister Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in his home state of Gujarat. In August the Indian state of Gujarat was rocked by mass protests mounted by the Dalit community, which took to the […]

As Olympic Memory Fades, Uncertainty in Favelas Hardens

On a cloudy afternoon in late August Joanna Darck heard shots ringing through her favela in Rio de Janeiro. She quickly grabbed her 11-month-old baby, Isabella, and sat on a mattress on her kitchen floor. She placed her crying baby on her lap and waited for the gunfire to die […]

LGBT Rights On The Back Burner In Morocco

By Tatiana Flowers RABAT, MOROCCO — After the Orlando shooting, he told his mom that 50 people were killed.  She said, “Oh my God, that’s so sad.”  But when he explained the full story, she realized many of those killed might have been gay.  Then she changed her mind, “Oh, […]

DACA Recipients Feel Distant From Immigrant Community by Kimberly Avalos

While New York City’s Dreamers have obtained the benefits of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals for four years now, many are anxious about the altered dynamic of their community of undocumented immigrants and the uncertain future of their status. Some Dreamers are experiencing a kind of survivor’s guilt, lamenting […]

American Muslims Say They Fear Hate Crimes

New York — The man came running out of nowhere. He was screaming and cursing at Mahwish, 16, who was about to meet her father at a parking lot in Queens, New York. “F*** you, you Muslim!” the stranger cried. Mahwish, now 20, no longer remembers the rest of his […]

Colombian Transgender Kids Find a Brighter Future in the US

NGOs in the country continue to fight discrimination Q is 10-years-old. He is skinny, has brown afro hair and is dark-skinned. He has a beautiful smile and an energetic spirit. He loves to dance, climb, read and run. He has many friends and loves to eat candy. At the age […]

Finding Indigenous Solidarity in Washington Square Park

As the late summer sun hovered above Washington Square Park, children splashed in the square’s iconic fountain, seeking refuge from the heat in the fountain’s crisp water. Meanwhile, more than 1,500 miles away in North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies were protesting construction of a new […]