A country vulnerable to natural disasters and plagued by political instability and corruption, Haiti was estimated to have a poverty rate of 52.3% percent in 2021 and ranked 179 out of 180 in the UN’s 2020 Human Development Index. Haiti’s ...

On Sept. 23, 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that the Australian government failed to protect the Indigenous Torres Strait Islanders from the severe impacts of climate change.  The Torres Strait Islands are located between northwestern continental Australia ...

“This tragedy marked one of the largest non-nuclear blasts in recent memory, yet the world has done nothing to find out why it happened.”   On Aug. 4, 2020, thousands of tons of haphazardly stored ammonium nitrate exploded in the port ...

A region whose presence in the Western media landscape has been close to nonexistent, the Caucasus rarely finds itself the subject of the U.S. entertainment industry. However, a rather unsettling surprise greets viewers upon viewing Netflix’s recent spy action film, ...

The effects of the climate crisis are felt worldwide; however, its consequences are felt disproportionately. In Somalia, drought due to rising temperatures and less annual rainfall is drastically decreasing crop yield. Not only does a reduced crop yield lead to ...

*Information is accurate and up-to-date as of Sept. 26, 2022, but this situation is actively unfolding. On Sept.13, 2022, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish Iranian visiting Tehran was taken into custody by the morality police and transported to a “re-education ...

At migrant shelters along the U.S.-Mexico border, disabled people continue to struggle daily to survive in inaccessible living conditions. As reports from the migration crisis at the border become overshadowed by other news stories, it remains critical to amplify stories ...

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN — Beaten, bruised and silenced; this was the fate of Kamil Ruziev, a human rights defender and lawyer based in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan, placed in prison on bogus charges of fraud and forgery of government documents. The irony, ...

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – What does a commitment to human rights look like? To the U.K. government, it means avoiding any explicit mention of bodily autonomy and reproductive rights.  On July 5, the United Kingdom published a joint multinational statement ...

In December 2020, a 31-year-old Cambodian migrant worker named Nuon Sokkheng was living in a greenhouse without proper heating when she passed away on a farm in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Unfortunately, Sokkhen’s death was not an isolated incident, ...