Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked Pope Francis to apologize for the role of the Roman Catholic Church in Canadian schools where indigenous children were abused for decades.
Countries that have agreed to a U.N. convention against discrimination are failing to provide indigenous and rural women legal protections to own and manage property, according to a new report.
Rights experts called on governments to better support survivors of human trafficking in Latin America, a region with one of the world’s highest rates of the illicit practice.
Gender equality advocates are applauding a new bill in the U.S. Congress that aims to promote empowerment, economic security and educational opportunities for adolescent girls around the world.
A Brazilian congressional commission has recommended dismantling the government’s indigenous rights agency, a move critics warn would threaten the lives of indigenous tribes struggling to maintain control of their native lands.
The hunt for warlord Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) is over. Both the United States and Uganda announced the beginning of a troop withdrawal and closure of programs seeking out the group in the Central African Republic.
Experts are gathering at the United Nations headquarters in New York today to discuss the importance of engaging some of the world’s most vulnerable people – refugee women and girls – in efforts to mitigate the global displacement crisis.
Asylum seekers in Australia’s controversial offshore detention center on Manus Island are panicking after an announcement today by officials: Portions of the compound will begin closing on May 28. By Oct. 31, the camp will shut down in its entirety, leaving asylum seekers few options if Australia refuses to accept them.
The United Nations has called for an investigation into unprecedented violence against transgender women in El Salvador. The investigation comes after the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) recorded seven deaths of trans women in the country so far this year; local LGBT organizations put the toll at 17.
Dozens of detained asylum seekers and migrant workers at a Japanese immigration center are on a hunger strike to protest repeated and prolonged detentions. The rare protest action has called attention once again to Japan’s unusually strict immigration policies, despite being one of the world’s most generous aid donors.