Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.
A former aid worker remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda -- just after the 1994 genocide.
How Rwanda's remarkable, two-decade march from genocide has left women behind.
One of Congo's most brutal militias sprouted from the Rwandan genocide. But will sending troops to fight it cause yet another humanitarian catastrophe?
Powered by the web, a former migrant worker is connecting local unrest to international audiences.
Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.
Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.
Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.
Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.
While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record.
Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.
Iran’s hard-liners are using mass executions to undermine the nuclear deal.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.
Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.
With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
A brutal knife attack on a Hong Kong journalist marks yet another setback for press freedom there
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.