Labor Rights

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.
Man holding picture (© Dake Kang/AP Images)

China’s forced labor campaign in Xinjiang

Uighur Muslims are forced to work in factories for little or no pay as the Chinese government continues its crackdown in Xinjiang.
Construction workers sitting on girder high above city (© Granger)

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.
Man crossing a street with blue car driving past (© Desmond Boylan/AP Images)

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.
Statistics on human trafficking and photo of hand (State Dept.; Image © Shutterstock / 271 EAK MOTO (/g/eak+moto))

Help stop modern-day slavery. Download this poster.

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it happens everywhere — possibly in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to stop it.
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‘No guarantee of rights’: The plight of Iranian workers

Workers in Iran receive prison and lashes for peacefully advocating better labor conditions. The world rebukes the Iranian regime in response.
People sitting in auditorium (© Laura Jarriel/U.N.)

Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.