Labor Rights

Men wading through muddy water carrying hoses (© Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

U.N. report cites atrocities for Venezuelans in mining area

A new report compiled by the U.N. reveals the extent of human rights abuses in Venezuela's Orinoco mining arc, from limb amputations to brutal killings.
Man in hardhat standing in a manufacturing building (Courtesy of Trevor Hutchinson)

Watershed disabilities law strengthens U.S. firms

Read on to learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered Trevor Hutchinson to request accommodations that boosted his work performance.
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U.S. warns of business risks from China’s abuses

The U.S. is advising companies to watch out for the risks of doing business with companies that might support China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Ivanka Trump speaking while flanked by Ambassador Richmond, left, and Secretary Pompeo (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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Human trafficking is a global epidemic [video]

Human trafficking affects 25 million people around the world today. Learn more about how to spot it in your community and help those in need.
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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.
Person with headlamp working in mine (© Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images)

Gold mining in Venezuela rampant with human rights abuses

Venezuela's gold mines are controlled by armed groups who instill fear in communities and force miners to work at gunpoint.
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Iranian workers choose: Wages or lashes?

Workers in Iran are tired of working without pay. But they risk lashes and prison time if they peacefully protest for their unpaid wages.
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China’s forced labor campaign in Xinjiang

Uyghur Muslims are forced to work in factories for little or no pay as the Chinese government continues its crackdown in Xinjiang.