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. 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.
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. Compassion Quotes
A collection of quotes that discuss the nature of human compassion.
4. Makers Review
A review of Makers: Women Who Make America, a documentary about the women’s movement in America.
5. Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks was a courageous figure of the Civil Rights Movement. You may remember her as the woman who wouldn’t give up her seat on the bus.
6. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American activist best known for his advancement of civil rights.
7. I Am Malala Book Review
Malala Yousafzai is a remarkable young woman, and her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, gives you the opportunity to get to know this incredibly brave and intelligent person in a brand new light.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
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