Democracy and Human Rights

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April 23, 2013

Observing a Constitutional Referendum in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe held a referendum on its new constitution on Saturday, March 16th, paving the way for presidential elections later this… more
April 19, 2013

A Sustained Commitment to Human Rights

The Annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are the single most exhaustive set of reports on human rights practices… more
March 29, 2013

Securing Human Rights Online: Internet Freedom Fellows Program

At the frontlines of the fight for freedom of expression and peaceful assembly are human rights defenders, who often depend… more
March 29, 2013

Promoting Labor Rights for Women Domestic Workers

This year during Women's History Month, the United States is highlighting its continuing efforts to press for gender equality and… more
March 28, 2013

Key Outcomes at the UN Human Rights Council 22nd Session

The Human Rights Council 22nd Session, which ended on March 22, was one of the most significant in the Council's… more
March 25, 2013

Reviving the Call to Action of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Promotion of fundamental labor rights and safe workplaces is a core U.S. value. Over one hundred years ago, on this… more
March 21, 2013

A Courageous Cuban Blogger

The Department of State is committed to advancing Internet freedom as an integral aspect of the right to freedom of… more
March 7, 2013

International Women's Day

On March 8, the United States joins people around the globe in honoring women and celebrating their contributions toward building… more
March 7, 2013

Burmese Media Delegation Observes U.S. Free and Independent Press

Mr. Thiha Saw sits at a table in the Washington Post boardroom, listening attentively about the role of the newspaper… more


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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more