Civil Society

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Helping children who flee Venezuela to stay in school

Nicolás Maduro has created a crisis that, by keeping Venezuelan children from school, is threatening to create a lost generation.
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Americans mark September 11

See how Americans pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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Iran’s regime tightens grip on press freedoms

The Iranian regime has stopped issuing press credentials to some foreign news organizations, stepping up its assault on press freedoms.
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Faces of religious persecution: Pastor Andrew Brunson [video]

August 22 commemorates victims of religious persecution. The story of Pastor Andrew Brunson illustrates how important religious freedom is around the world.
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Maduro by the numbers [video]

Extra-judicial killings, torture, political prisoners under the illegitimate regime of Maduro and his cronies. The numbers don't lie.
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Pompeo presents 1st International Religious Freedom Awards

The first International Religious Freedom Awards were presented to activists from Brazil, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan.
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Iran increases persecution of writers, lawyers

Writers and journalists increasingly face arbitrary arrests and long prison sentences in Iran's revolutionary courts. What is the regime afraid of?
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Why Guaidó’s role in Venezuela’s National Assembly matters

When Venezuela's National Assembly recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president, it was asserting the rule of law over Nicolás Maduro's corruption.
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What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and a Roman consul have...

What do Nelson Mandela, George Washington and Roman consul Cincinnatus have in common? Each walked away from political power.