Civil Society

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America strives for open government

An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.
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U.N. rebukes Maduro for torture, executions, disappearances

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and a 2020 independent U.N. report detail Maduro's human rights abuses in Venezuela.
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U.S. Holocaust Museum teaches the warning signs of genocide

The Washington-based museum wants people to know that the Holocaust wasn't inevitable — and that we all have a role in preventing atrocities.
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Biden tackles discriminatory housing policies and mass incarceration

President Biden signed four executive orders to advance racial equity in the United States. Learn more about how the orders address systemic racism.
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The international community is stronger together [video]

Overcoming the world's most pressing problems requires international cooperation. Watch this video to see how we are stronger together.
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How do journalists win Pulitzers?

Pulitzer Prizes recognize impactful American journalism, whether it's in the form of words, cartoons, photos or the spoken word. Learn why that matters.
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Violations of religious freedom persist worldwide

The U.S. has designated governments that violate religious freedom. Find out which nations are not protecting this essential right.
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What does January 1 signify in Lincoln’s legacy?

Learn how the Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for abolishing slavery and why President Lincoln considered it his finest achievement.
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Millions of Venezuelans vote for democracy

Opponents of Nicolás Maduro's illegitimate regime held a "people's referendum" to allow millions of Venezuelans to speak out in favor of fair elections.