Renewed fighting in South Sudan has forced thousands to flee their homes in recent days. Some 650,000 civilians reportedly are without access to aid.
It is not a coincidence that countries are more stable and prosperous when women enjoy rights that are comparable to those of men, and when women participate in governance and in the formal economy.
Yet another Bangladeshi blogger has been hacked to death, the third such murder since February.
Implementation of new law could paralyze a variety of non-governmental organizations and threaten the freedoms of expression and association, as well as other human rights.
"Democratic institutions, while sometimes difficult in the transition…can succeed when they have courageous leadership and when they have compromise."
ISIL makes life hell for women and girls throughout Iraq, said U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell.
There is strong linkage between poverty, security and crime.
The United States is a Pacific nation, and as such has an enormous stake in the people and the future of Southeast Asia.
Bill contains provisions that could undermine reproductive rights, women’s rights and religious freedom.
The United States considers the promotion of an open and secure Internet to be a critical component of its foreign policy.
The United States urges all the countries of the region to work together quickly to save the lives of the migrants now at sea who are in need of an immediate rescue effort.
This month marks the one-year anniversary of the detention of prominent Chinese defense attorney Pu Zhiqiang.