Social Activism

Large crowd in street leading to U.S. Capitol (© Andrew Harnik/AP Images)

Peaceful protests are a protected American tradition

The U.S. government protects its citizens' right to protest at both the federal and the city level. Learn more about protest permits here.
People walking in a crowd (© Jake May/The Flint Journal/AP Images)

Police leaders march in solidarity with peaceful protesters

Police in the United States have joined marches for reform after a man's death in police custody. See how law enforcement is supporting peaceful protests.
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The pride of the LGBTI community [video]

Learn why Americans and millions around the world celebrate LGBTI pride during the month of June.
Men carrying person on stretcher through smoke and rubble (© Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images)

Gandhi Peace Award for 2020 honors two Syrians

The 2020 Gandhi Peace Award recipients have much in common besides their Syrian heritage. Both have braved their native country's war zones to help people.
Women standing on a stage with Mike Pompeo and Melania Trump (State Dept.)

Pompeo: The world needs courageous women

Meet this year's recipients of the State Department's International Women of Courage Awards, who have all overcome great risks to champion women's rights.
People holding hands in front of Lincoln Memorial (© Ira Schwartz/AP Images)

Do you know these three female civil rights heroes?

Meet three women whose dedication and skill put them on the front lines of the fight for civil rights for African Americans.
Woman in chador holding documents at an office (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iranian president begs voters to be regime’s ‘savior’

Iran's leaders know that their government is failing. See what the regime is asking its people to do in parliamentary elections scheduled for February 21.
People in a room looking at a sculpture (© Steve Helber/AP Images)

A monument to U.S. women’s right to vote turns 100

Learn about the U.S. suffrage movement and the women depicted in a sculpture on display in the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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The power of peaceful protest [video]

See how peaceful protests can lead to positive social and political changes, especially if they include a wide representation of citizens.