Hundreds of women in Malawi die each year due to the government’s strict anti-abortion law. The country has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world, but a new bill set for parliamentary debate is looking to upend the 157-year-old law, which permits abortion…

The US remains the sole holdout among developed nations in signing the UN’s Convention on the Rights of the Child—furthering evidence that children’s rights, which ensure “the survival and development of the child,” are being recklessly and needlessly eroded as more people…

Sweat poured down Fenol’s body as he writhed in pain on a stretcher in a southern Haiti emergency room. Two days earlier, a motorcycle crash caused massive trauma to his abdomen. His internal injuries had precipitated multi-organ failure and shock, and he had lost precious…

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has advised couples to forego birth control because the country needs more people, local news outlets reported. Africa’s population is set to double to 2.5 billion people by 2050. Magufuli called families seeking contraception “lazy” and…

A devastating report from ProPublica recounts profound suffering and agonizing waiting endured by immigrant youth in the US living in 9 federally funded Chicago-area shelters.  

Michelle Bachelet, a torture survivor, pediatrician, and former Chilean president, went to work as the new High Commissioner for Human Rights this week.  

As revelations mount about sexual abuse within the Catholic church, the unspeakable abuse of children in the care of America’s Catholic orphanages remains “rarely told and barely heard,” writes Christine Kenneally. Her investigation of St. Joseph’s orphanage in Vermont…

The “catastrophic failure” of an Ohio fertility clinic’s cryogenic tank destroyed 4,000 eggs and embryos in one weekend, leaving some would-be parents with no options to have biological children. The incident, and another like it, have spurred dozens of lawsuits brought by…

A forensic UN investigation into the Rohingya crisis released today found “genocidal intent” in Burmese military actions against the Muslim minority. The damning report calls for military leaders, including the commander in chief, to be investigated and prosecuted for…

Parents separated from their children at the US border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy were left so traumatized that they could not make a strong case for asylum during “credible fear” interviews, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of 2 dozen migrants. The suit…