Some societies still follow the tradition that a dead man's property goes to his adult sons or is repossessed by his family, completely bypassing women.
Forty years ago a law gave civil rights protections to people with disabilities. But activists fought for those rights with a monthlong sit-in.
First lady Melania Trump honored a group of women from around the world for their bravery in fighting for women's empowerment and human rights.
Books can have a big impact on us and our lives. Here is a look at the books that have meant the most to five prominent people.
Want to know the human rights situation in a country? The human rights reports let you investigate its free speech, dissent, minority relations and more.
Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to the nonviolent struggle for racial equality in the United States. His legacy still inspires millions.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact on history has been felt well beyond the United States. Learn why the civil rights leader is honored around the world.
The U.S. Constitution's First Amendment includes the right to say unpopular things and "hate speech," and it gives that right to everybody.
With the online Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, you can conduct your own investigation into issues and countries of your choice.