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February 12, 2019

Refugees and Displaced Persons
No Refuge

What is a refugee? A quarter billion people worldwide live outside their country of nationality. One-tenth of them are refugees. While most migrants are fleeing poverty and seeking opportunity, refugees are running from acute threats: barrel bombs in Syria, razed villages in Myanmar, or repression and crime in Venezuela.

Refugee Camp

October 16, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women's Workplace Equality Index

Most countries still have laws that make it harder for women to work than men. This inequality shortchanges not only women but also entire economies.

Female petrol station worker operates a fuel pump at a petrol station in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on November 21, 2016

January 17, 2018

Human Trafficking
Modern Slavery: Its Root Causes and the Human Toll

Modern slavery victimizes tens of millions of people. CFR examines the forces driving slavery and the many forms it has taken, including debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States.

Modern Slavery

December 18, 2013

Human Rights
Child Marriage

Child marriage remains widespread in developing countries, disproportionately affecting girls and endangering their lives and livelihoods. Rooted in cultural tradition and poverty, the practice not o…

Child Marriage InfoGuide