To learn more about basic human rights, you could start with this primer by Amnesty International and then the illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. Here are resources for educators and students who want to discuss human rights.

Explore stories on New Naratif about people all over Southeast Asia standing up for their rights or the rights of others:

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