The United States is stronger when it shares messages of inclusion, and when people of all backgrounds are welcome in their own communities and treated with respect and dignity.
A proposal to exclude trans people from the U.S. military was greeted with widespread disapproval. But a new report reveals how often hatred of trans and gender-nonconforming people is not only tolerated, but encouraged.
Standing down a rising wave of discrimination and hate, Muslim American women across the United States are working together, learning how to defend themselves, and reclaiming their rightful place in American society.
For too long, government secrets held Sri Lanka’s democracy back. Now, the law is already shifting power back where it belongs—in the hands of the people.
The Schedule 1 drug law classification used by the United Kingdom and the United States slows scientific knowledge and human progress in the name of a discredited approach to regulating drugs.
Decades of failed drug policies have turned many patients in Latin America into collateral damage. States must do more to ensure people can get the palliative care they need.
The story of the biologist—who is facing possible jail time simply for sharing a colleague’s research—is an unsettling reminder of why reforms to intellectual property laws are so desperately needed.
Investigative journalist and Armando.info cofounder Ewald Scharfenberg discusses the importance of holding governments accountable—especially during times of instability.
The Open Society Foundations will award $1.7 million to support people who seek to challenge long-standing assumptions underlying the U.S. criminal justice system.
The International Trans Fund is a new participatory initiative to bring resources to grassroots activists for trans people’s rights—and to make sure that the movement for trans rights is being led by trans people themselves.
For too long, Northern Ireland’s education system has encouraged a divided society. But a new initiative from the Integrated Education Fund is helping parents work together to build a peaceful future for their children.
Central Asia’s long history of foreign and domestic repression is well known. Less appreciated, but just as important, is the on-the-ground progress happening across the region every day by civil society activists.
Across the UK, a community-based sponsorship program is offering an alternative approach to refugee resettlement.
In theory, probation and parole are useful tools in helping to reduce America’s prison population. But without badly needed reforms, these systems of federal supervision are just incarceration by another name.
As two major oil companies face court over a deal in Nigeria, Global Witness’s Rachel Owens talks about how activists are fighting for transparency and justice—and what the international community can do to help.
The UN Human Rights Council is one of the most important entities in the human rights community, as well as one of the principle means through which the United States influences human rights policy worldwide.