Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety
The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among the worst manufacturing disasters in history and remains a tragic reminder of the human consequences of poor working conditions in which millions of workers labor every day...
Faces of Iran: Citizens Unjustly Imprisoned
Iranian law criminalizes dissent, and the Iranian government has arrested or imprisoned many of its own citizens for their political activities or beliefs, as well as for their religious beliefs. While there are no exact statistics regarding the number of political prisoners and other prisoners of conscience in Iran, most human rights activists estimate there are about 500 Iranian political prisoners.
View those the government has detained for political or religious reasons.
Annual Meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
"We’re going to continue to do to stay vigilant on this issue as we prevent trafficking, protect victims, prosecute offenders, and partner with civil society both here at home as well as around the world."
Secretary Kerry Commemorating World Press Freedom Day
"In the United States, we hold press freedom as a fundamental component of our democratic fabric, enshrined in the First Amendment to our Constitution...
Journalists are increasingly confronted by the failure of governments to protect this freedom, and even as technology increases the possibilities for innovative expression online, the space for free media is shrinking."