A man pushing his mother, who is holding ballot, in wheelchair at polling station during elections (© Nabil al-Jurani/AP Images)

Summit for Democracy: Galvanizing hope and action

President Biden will host the Summit for Democracy, a virtual event with governments, civil society and private sector groups, December 9–10.
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Persecuted at home, Uyghurs sustain their culture abroad

Uyghurs are thriving in Europe, building a community abroad, while China's government cracks down on Uyghur culture in Xinjiang.
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Pursuing a path to democracy in Burma

A year after democratic elections in Burma, the U.S. is urging the country's military to end the violence and release the unjustly detained.
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Prosper Africa: U.S. and African businesses growing together

The U.S. government is connecting investors, buyers and suppliers in Africa and the United States. Learn how the Prosper Africa program is advancing growth.
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How technology can strengthen democracy

Activists are using technology to promote democracy initiatives. Find out how social justice movements use social media to build support.
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Remnants of the Berlin Wall — where are they now?

Learn how and why segments of the Berlin Wall, a symbol of totalitarianism and the Cold War, wound up all over the world.
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Meet Jessica Stern, U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights...

Learn more about Jessica Stern, the new U.S. special envoy to advance the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons, and her priorities for the role.
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In Ethiopia, U.S. provides aid and pushes for peace

The United States is providing humanitarian aid to Ethiopia while taking steps to punish those responsible for violence in the country.
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Almost 2,000 journalists have been killed since the 1990s

Increasingly, journalists put their own safety at risk to report the news. Find out why they do it and how you can advocate for them.