Labor Rights

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.
Collage of images and info about peaceful labor protests in Iran (© Shutterstock, AP Images)

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.
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Labor Day: Honoring the U.S. worker for 125 years

Learn more about the past, present and future U.S. workforce — and what that means for economic prosperity around the world.
Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
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5 ways the Cuban revolution has failed the people of Cuba

The Cuban Communist Party has failed to deliver on the promises of the revolution that ushered it into power 60 years ago.