Millions of farmworkers across the US work under inhumane climate conditions, and are now pushing for more protections.
Uganda has been celebrated in recent years for its generosity toward those fleeing violence, especially South Sudanese refugees. But state-sponsored discrimination and social intolerance have forced many gay, lesbian and transgender Ugandans to seek asylum outside the country.
The lynching of a 23-year-old university student accused of blasphemy in Pakistan drew international condemnation in April. But pro-democracy and human rights activists say Mashal Khan's killing is part of a much bigger problem.
In central Pakistan, local elder councils sometimes force underage girls into arranged marriages as remediation for civil disputes. The practice is known as "vani," and human rights workers worry it's on the rise. But there’s hope that a new civil mediation system approved this year by the Pakistani government could help.
Luis Mancheno came to the US to escape violence. He wants our new president to know what that means, and what hope that in the promise of the United States can offer to refugees.
Souleymane Guengueng, at home in the Bronx, once helped imprison a brutal former president of Chad. Now, he hopes to teach others how he did it.
American-Egyptian Aya Hijazi and her husband have been in Egyptian prison for almost 1,000 days. Rights groups are concerned the US government will stop pressuring Egypt on the case after Donald Trump takes office.
Soccer's governing body FIFA asked Harvard professor John Ruggie for guidelines on how to handle human rights issues. The big question now is whether FIFA follows his recommendations.
Men wielding machetes hacked to death the founder of the only LGBT magazine in Bangladesh on Monday.
Lutz Bachmann is the leader of Pegida, an anti-Islam, anti-immigrant political movement in Germany. And his opinions on refugees have him in trouble with the law.
For Setsuko Winchester, a Japanese American, the idea of freedom from fear is deeply personal. So she used it as the inspiration for an art project.