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U.S. calls on the Kremlin to end crackdown on press freedom

The United States is standing up for press freedom in Russia, where the Kremlin cracks down on reporters, independent newsrooms and opposition voices.
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U.S. supports transgender health clinics in India

For the past three years, the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata has helped foster public-private relationships to bring transgender health clinics to India.
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U.S., partners urge Burma’s military to release journalists

The United States and international partners are calling for the release of journalists and others unjustly detained in Burma after a military coup.
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Universal design gains among homebuilders

Two architects discuss an approach to home design that offers ease, safety, accessibility and comfort to nearly everyone without sacrificing style.
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U.S. and partners seek to deter human rights violations

The United States has issued its annual human rights reports, documenting abuses worldwide. Learn about U.S. efforts to deter violations.
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U.S. sanctions Burmese officials for attacks on protesters

The United States is imposing sanctions on Burmese officials responsible for attacks on protesters calling for restoration of the country's democracy.
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U.S. stands with the global LGBTQI+ community

Through the Global Equality Fund, the United States helps support and defend the rights of the LGBTQI+ community around the world.
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Blinken presses Beijing on violations of rules-based order

Secretary of State Antony Blinken is urging Beijing to curb its aggressive behavior, faulting the PRC's conduct in Xinjiang, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
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Report: Governments target critics during COVID-19

Authoritarian governments are using the COVID-19 pandemic to justify restrictions on speech and punishments against critics, Human Rights Watch says.