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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Human Rights Site! These are the top ten articles that your Human Rights Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. What Are Human Rights
What are human rights, and what are some important topics in human rights? Read on to find out!
2. Children of the Syrian War
The war in Syria has changed life for everyone in the country - especially the children. Read on to find out how they have been affected by the conflict and what is being done to help them.
3. Slavery - Not a Thing of the Past
Think that slavery was only a problem for our ancestors? Think again. Slavery is alive and well - and we need to do something about it.
4. Malala Yousafzai's Message to the United Nations
At only 16, Malala Yousafzai has already become a fierce advocate for human rights. Her speech before United Nations leaders further demonstrated her keen intelligence, unconquerable spirit, and big plans to change the world. Read on and feel uplifted by her contagious optimism and courage.
5. The Dalai Lama
The 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He is a fighter for human rights and believes that compassion is the key to a happy life.
6. Three Waves of Feminism
What do you know about the history of feminism? Read on for a crash course on the “waves” of feminism and where feminism is now.
7. Mother Jones Book Review
Mary Harris "Mother" Jones (1837-1930) was a labor and community coordinator who became involved in the union movement during the brutal industrial revolution. Her successful activism for workers' rights earned her the title of "the most dangerous woman in America" during her time.
8. Activate Yourself – Ten Things you can do NOW for Human Rights.
Get involved on a small scale and change the world, all from the comfort of your home.
9. International Day of Peace
September 21st is the International Day of Peace. What do you know about this special holiday?
10. Women and Religious Freedom
The 18th article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights talks about religious freedom. Women from different religions around the world have taken that message to heart by standing up for themselves and seeking out greater equality in their religions.
Be sure to visit the Human Rights Archives for all the articles!
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