Angeline Jackson was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in 2009, and says she received little sympathy from the police because she's a lesbian. But now Jackson is an activist who's trying to help other lesbian and bisexual Jamaicans find safety and support.
Mohammad Jibran Nasir is a 28-year-old lawyer and civil rights activist from Pakistan. He’s touring the United States to promote his message of anti-extremism, and to raise awareness around his two social campaigns, #NeverForgetPk and #ReclaimYourMosques.
SXSW Interactive is where you go when want to find out about the next big thing in technology. We traveled down to Austin to report on modern activism and protest culture post-Snowden. It wasn't supposed to be about music. But because Austin, it was.
There's a way to do basketball diplomacy right, says former NBA player Ira Newble, who spoke up on the conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan in 2007. And he says that's not what Dennis Rodman is doing in North Korea.
About 50 years ago, Cesar Chavez started a movement for farmworker rights that brought together the Filipino and Mexican communities in California and led to vast change. A new film, one of several, brings powerful scenes and memories, especially for those who were part of the movement.
A US team of military advisers is on the ground in Nigeria to help in the search for more than 200 schools girls abducted more than three weeks ago. Fatima Zanna Gana — one of the leaders of Nigeria's #BringBackOurGirls campaign — says some Nigerians are worried about just what the international presence will mean.
The death of Internet mogul and activist Aaron Swartz sent shockwaves through the tech community. Now the story of his life — and the federal prosecution that contributed to his suicide — is being told on the big screen.
After surviving a siege and chemical weapons, Qusai Zakarya became an activist in his native Syria. Now in the US, he reflects on the death of "true martyr" James Foley, the American journalist who died at the hands of ISIS this week — and blasts the Obama administration for not acting in Syria.
A climate change march expected to draw thousands in New York on Sunday will be led in part by groups of immigrants. Organizers say it shows that the movement for action on climate change is broadening beyond the traditional profile of environmental activists.
Last week, a group of activists, civil rights workers and military leaders were killed by Islamic militants — Tawfik Bensaud, a teenage peace activist, was among them. While politically-motivated killings are all too common in post-revolution Libya, the events of Benghazi's "Black Friday" are a new low.
After 18 months in prison, Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova promptly renewed their campaign against Russian President Vladimir Putin. Now they've added prison reform and human rights to their agenda, and they're taking their fight on the road.
Moreno Veloso's father, Caetano Veloso, is a beloved musician and political activist in his native Brazil. But Moreno is carving out a space of his own in the music world, and is now out with his first studio album in 13 years.