South Africa's first black president inspired Americans with each of his visits to the U.S. before he died in 2013. Nelson Mandela still does in 2018, the centenary of his birth.
While effects can vary, the growing majorities of young people in Africa and elsewhere will undoubtedly have a strong impact on their societies.
Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTQ Pride during the month of June.
Women who fought for the vote in the U.S. faced stiff opposition. The way they prevailed serves as an example for women around the world fighting for their rights.
The 2017 International Religious Freedom Report assesses religious freedom in countries around the world. "The state of religious freedom is dire," says Ambassador Brownback.
Learn about some of the American women who are running for, and winning, the top city government seat: the mayor.
Ten young change makers from all over the world, winners of the U.S. 2018 Emerging Young Leaders Award, are spending two weeks in the United States.
The State Department voiced concern about increased Chinese repression of Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang, including detention of the relatives of U.S.-based Uighur journalists.
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.