Just Released: The 2016 International Religious Freedom Report

The annual Report to Congress on International Religious Freedom – the International Religious Freedom Report – describes the status of religious freedom in every country. The report covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. The U.S. Department of ...
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Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

“Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security. “But worst of all, the crime robs human beings of their freedom and their dignity. That’s why ...
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Consul General Valerie Fowler’s Remarks at the 2016 LGBTI Pacific Youth Forum

Consul General Valerie Fowler’s Remarks at the 2016 LGBTI Pacific Youth Forum October 12, 2016 Good evening. What a wonderful way to start this evening, with the lovely welcome to country.  In that spirit, I’ll begin by recognizing our elders, past and present. Honorable Michael Kirby,The Kaleidoscope team, for your leadership in developing this forum, DLA ...
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Special Envoy Randy Berry’s Visit to Sydney

A Message from Special Envoy Randy Berry: Working Together in Support of Dignity for All October 12, 2016    When he announced my appointment as the United States’ first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that advancing human rights globally ...
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