Woman talking through megaphone to gathered crowd (ShareAmerica)

Iranian women’s history shows their role as leaders [video]

Watch this video to learn about influential women in Iranian history and see how conditions have changed for women in Iran since the 1979 revolution.
Venezuela's Helicoide building (© Fernando Llano/AP Images)

Architectural marvel is now a notorious Venezuela prison

A building in Caracas, Venezuela, known as the Helicoide could not be more different today from what its original creators intended in the 1950s.

They abandoned their wheelchairs and crawled up the Capitol steps

The "Capitol Crawl" protest for disability rights on March 12, 1990, might have been the single most important catalyst for the passage of the...
Woman wearing mask and gloves sitting among a group of people outside (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

Maduro’s sham election: ‘Those who don’t vote, won’t eat’

The Maduro regime played fast and loose with the safety of millions of Venezuelans on December 6 while threatening to cut off their benefits.
Children standing near tents and puddle of water (© AP Images)

Giving voice to refugees and safe haven to children

Humanitarian Lora Pappa founded METAdrasi, which sends interpreters to help refugees in Greece communicate with asylum officers, police, doctors and others.
Two people leaning on each other with two buildings in distance with Ukrainian flags projected on them (© Javad Parsa/NTB/AFP/Getty Images)

Landmarks light up in support of Ukraine [photo gallery]

Around the world, iconic buildings glow blue and yellow to show solidarity with Ukraine and protest the Russian government's aggression against that country.
Woman holding poster about her sister (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

Uyghurs abroad search for their missing relatives

Uyghurs outside China are advocating for the freedom of relatives detained by the government of the People's Republic of China.
Melania Trump and Cindy Arlette Contreras standing among women (© Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Survivor turned advocate: Peruvian seeks justice for women

Arlette Contreras Bautista is leading a grassroots movement across Peru and the region against domestic violence and other injustices against women.
Military-style police on patrol (© Rodrigo Abd/AP Images)

Cuba’s torture methods in Venezuela take a brutal toll

Cuban personnel inside Venezuela are training the Venezuelan special police forces to use torture on its citizens, according to a recent report.