Civic Equality

Police officer standing guard in front of palace (© Damir Sagolj/Reuters)

U.S. names special coordinator to stand up for Tibetans

The State Department official will work to counter the deteriorating human rights and increasing repression of the Tibetan community.
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Iran’s regime must stop persecuting the Baháʼí [video]

The U.S. is calling on Iran's regime to end its persecution of the Baháʼí religious community, who have faced discrimination in Iran since 1979.
Patrons using sign language in bar (State Dept./D.A. Peterson)

Sign-language-friendly businesses take off

A growing number of deaf-friendly and signing-first businesses — which use sign language as their primary form of communication — are opening in the U.S.
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Honoring Hispanic-American leaders

Hispanic Americans have contributed to every segment of U.S. society. Here are five whose talents have propelled them to the top of their fields.
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Americans honor a champion of equality

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died at the age of 87, was honored with events at the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Capitol.
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Pompeo: ‘The international human rights project is in crisis’

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo called on countries to renew their commitment to protecting the human rights of all people.
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U.S. and U.N. stand for universal human rights [video]

On December 10, 1948, the U.N. ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document inspired by U.S. principles of democracy.
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Core U.S. values echo in Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which outlined the rights and freedoms for all humans.
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Beijing’s attack on Uyghurs isn’t counterterrorism

The Chinese government claims its oppression of Muslims is counterterrorism. But the evidence shows that they are cracking down on religious minorities.