The Americans with Disabilities Act at 25: Millions empowered [video]

The Americans with Disabilities Act has made it possible for those with disabilities to work, attend school and move about in society more than ever before.
Two Syrian girls laugh together in a refugee camp

They go to school in a tent, far from home. Can...

Since fleeing civil war, Hayat and her cousin Yamama have lived in tents with their families in a settlement in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. But are...
Mihrigul Tursun (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

A tale of torture in a Chinese internment camp for Uyghurs

A young Uyghur mother now in the United States says she was subjected to horrifying conditions in one of China's detention camps for Uyghur Muslims.
Man with beard and cap (© Elizabeth Dalziel/AP Images)

Who are the Uyghurs?

Uyghur Muslims are an ethnic minority in China. The Uyghurs are persecuted by the Chinese government, with hundreds of thousands held in detention camps.

The right to religious freedom [video]

Religious freedom is a universal human right and a founding principle of the United States.
Ronald Reagan waving, with East German flag behind him on other side of gate (© Ira Schwartz/AP Images)

The speech that helped bring down the Berlin Wall

In 1987, President Reagan called upon Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall dividing Germany and Europe.
Illustration of screaming woman and prison guard with electrical device (State Dept.)

A Uyghur survivor story [video]

When Mihrigul Tursun returned to China, she was arrested and separated from her children. Her crime? Being a Uyghur Muslim who had lived outside of China.

Who deserves an education? Everyone. [video]

Education is a great equalizer: It opens opportunities for girls and boys, for disadvantaged people and especially for people who have disabilities.
Cuban flag and masked woman looking at syringe (© Shutterstock)

The truth about Cuba’s medical missions

Cuba sends thousands of medical professionals to 60 countries, but not for altruistic reasons. Learn what's really happening with these missions.