Rebecca Sanchez is a contributor to The GroundTruth Project's RIGHTS blog on GlobalPost, where she was previously deputy editor of Special Reports. She holds an M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. A Cuban-American from Miami, she earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Anthropology, from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, for which spent a semester in Thailand conducting fieldwork for an ethnographic work on the kingdom's sex tourism industry.
Church leaders moved away from an early draft of the synod's record, but some LGBT rights advocates and clergy say evolution is underway.
Commentary: Turkey can play key role as champion for Iraq’s Sunni and Kurdish communities.
As violence overtakes Iraq, over one million internally displaced persons try to find refuge. Many are arriving to resource-tight UNHCR camps in Kurdish territory.
The president has asked Congress for $2 billion to aid response to the immigration surge and said he'll push forward with executive action on immigration reform.
The Supreme Court said it is "highly unlikely" that more corporations will go after religious freedom claims, but already groups taking up suits and looking to get out of a pending LGBT discrimination order.
Q&A: At the end of the day what we say only matters in terms of its impact. If women in war zones say they don’t feel it, then whatever we’re doing isn’t the right thing.
Q&A: And thinking it does is a "very dangerous illusion to fall into."
Some US conservatives predicted the Defense of Marriage Act's repeal would "break this nation apart." Instead, recent polls and events show that marriage equality is increasingly winning across the country.
Three journalists were convicted of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and fabricating reports in order to destabilize Egyptian national security, despite lack of evidence.
The UNHCR says if we want a better world, we need to give the power to the women.
Q&A: The military is acting to preserve its hold on parliament as a new report shows that the army has "systematically" tortured ethnic Kachin civilians over the last three years with impunity.