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Here are the top ten articles for the Human Rights Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Senate's CIA Torture Report
In December 2014, the U.S. Senate released a report revealing new details about the interrogation techniques used against prisoners following the attack on September 11, 2001. Many of these techniques were purely and simply torture, and gross violations against the human rights of those prisoners.
2. Global Gendercide
Gendercide is the killing of people of a certain gender (in this case, girls). Global gendercide is a huge problem that we must take a stand against.
3. Human Rights Quotes
A collection of inspiring quotes about human rights.
4. Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day, December 10th, is a special holiday that reminds us of the universal human rights we all share as human beings. It's a great way to celebrate our human rights but we must remember to fight for human rights not just on this day, but every day of the year.
5. Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It is a holiday that recognizes and raises awareness of the various forms of violence used against women all around the world.
6. Right to Health
All human beings are entitled to the human right of health, which is inseparably connected with the human right to life.
7. 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.
8. Kurdish Children Tortured by ISIS
ISIS kidnapped, abused, and tortured over 150 Kurdish boys for unknown reasons. The boys are safe now, but the events which took place demonstrate how brutal and dangerous ISIS can be.
9. Hong Kong Protests
At the end of September 2014, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong to protest for universal suffrage.
10. Aung San Suu Kyi
Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi spent the better part of two decades under house arrest for defending human rights. Her passion for human rights sets an inspiring example for human rights activists everywhere.
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