Street demonstrations across Venezuela calling for democratic elections and restoration of basic services rose nearly 100% in 2019 from a year earlier.
Survivors of religious persecution shared their stories at the State Department's second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom in Washington.
Workers in Iran are tired of working without pay. But they risk lashes and prison time if they peacefully protest for their unpaid wages.
The U.S. urges nations to condemn an Iranian court's sentencing of three women to a combined 55 years in prison for protesting the regime's hijab law.
The first International Religious Freedom Awards were presented to activists from Brazil, Cyprus, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan.
Ivanka Trump and Secretary Pompeo honored eight heroes fighting human trafficking to mark the release of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report.
Shortages of water, food and medicine have created a humanitarian disaster in Venezuela, with millions displaced or suffering from malnutrition.
Learn how Russian citizens are trying to prevent Putin's government from creating an “online Iron Curtain” that would restrict their internet.
Frederick Douglass' powerful story of his life as a slave and his escape to freedom is inspiring writers and readers far beyond the U.S.