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Perspectives is an op-ed page for the global human rights community that publishes short, easy-to-read, multilingual essays on human rights strategies, data and dilemmas worldwide. Our authors include a diverse range of practitioners, scholars, donors, and commenators of all kinds. They work with our editors to produce accessible, jargon-free essays in their native tongue, English, and other relevant languages. 

1400+ Articles & Translations Published in 24 Languages 

580+ Unique Authors from 60+ Countries

520,000+ readers from 140+ Countries


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March 15, 2018
BY: Tereza M. Szeghi

American Indians are actively resisting Trump’s efforts and working to ...

March 13, 2018
BY: Camila Bustos

A new lawsuit in Colombia involving young plaintiffs seeks to protect ...

March 8, 2018
BY: Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak

When sexual harassment is reframed as gender-based violence and a human ...

March 7, 2018
BY: Sarah Knuckey & Su Anne Lee

Educators and managers can play an important role in building the next ...

March 6, 2018
BY: Salvador Santino F. Regilme, Jr.

During transnational security crises, aid recipient governments use foreign ...

March 1, 2018
BY: Collins Liko

Cartels in Kenya are controlling public resources and access to information, ...



Pespectives Authors Around the World

From June 2013 to July 2017, Perspectives published over 580 authors as a section of openDemocracy. Now, we publish on our own dedicated website. Our authors include human rights activists, practitioners, scholars, and donors from over 60 countries.