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Ready to explore? Human rights stories are all around us. We explore contemporary and historic human rights stories, from Canada and around the world.

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    Voices of women and girls in war

    By Isabelle Masson

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    A woman is holding a baby, while four men in army fatigues stand beside and behind her. They are all standing in front of a forest, posed for the camera.

    Rohingya women call for justice

    By Paula Kelly

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    A group of Rohingya women and men carry young children and belongings as they walk in a line over an earthen dike over a stretch of water.

    The Winnipeg General Strike

    By Travis Tomchuk

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    A large crowd gathered on a street

    The symbol of Pride

    By Karine Duhamel

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    Several hands reaching toward a sunlit sky, with many waving rainbow flags.

    Jody Williams and the campaign to ban landmines

    By Julia Peristerakis

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    A woman sitting on a chair with hands clasped looks thoughtfully ahead, as if answering a question.

    The Sharpeville Massacre

    By Matthew McRae

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    People stand in front of a row of coffins.

    Five women all Canadians should know

    By Matthew McRae

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     Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

    Travis Price’s act of kindness

    By Julia Peristerakis

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    Six teenagers and a middle-aged woman stand with their arms around each other and are smiling for the camera. They are all wearing pink shirts.

    Canadian civil rights trailblazers

    By Jason Permanand

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     A black and white photo of a movie theatre audience. The picture is taken from the front of the theatre looking towards the back, so the faces of the audience can be seen. Potted palm trees line the walls on each side.

    The power of individual stories

    By Javier Torres

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    A dark-haired man speaks to a group of four onlookers, using his arms to illustrate a point. He is facing the group, which can only be seen from behind. The man is wearing a black shirt with a Museum logo and a lanyard with a nametag. Behind him is a large exhibit with items behind glass and a large map.

    Voices of women and girls in war

    By Isabelle Masson

    Grace Acan and Evelyn Amony were abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda when they were just girls. They were enslaved and spent years in captivity, away from their families. They managed to find their way back to freedom but have faced many new struggles since they returned home. 

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    A woman is holding a baby, while four men in army fatigues stand beside and behind her. They are all standing in front of a forest, posed for the camera.

    Rohingya women call for justice

    By Paula Kelly

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    A group of Rohingya women and men carry young children and belongings as they walk in a line over an earthen dike over a stretch of water.

    The Winnipeg General Strike

    By Travis Tomchuk

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    A large crowd gathered on a street

    The symbol of Pride

    By Karine Duhamel

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    Several hands reaching toward a sunlit sky, with many waving rainbow flags.

    Jody Williams and the campaign to ban landmines

    By Julia Peristerakis

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    A woman sitting on a chair with hands clasped looks thoughtfully ahead, as if answering a question.

    The Sharpeville Massacre

    By Matthew McRae

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    People stand in front of a row of coffins.

    Five women all Canadians should know

    By Matthew McRae

    The year 2016 marks a century since women in Canada first got the right to vote and so it seems like a fine time to celebrate the achievements of Canadian women.

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     Six red dresses are suspended in air on hangers in front of a backdrop. The backdrop features an image of a birch wood forest with more red dresses hanging in it.

    Travis Price’s act of kindness

    By Julia Peristerakis

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    Six teenagers and a middle-aged woman stand with their arms around each other and are smiling for the camera. They are all wearing pink shirts.

    Canadian civil rights trailblazers

    By Jason Permanand

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     A black and white photo of a movie theatre audience. The picture is taken from the front of the theatre looking towards the back, so the faces of the audience can be seen. Potted palm trees line the walls on each side.

    The power of individual stories

    By Javier Torres

    My name is Javier Torres. In 2015, I moved to Winnipeg and became a Program Interpreter at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Many of my friends in Quebec City wanted to know: Why did you choose to work at a museum for human rights in Winnipeg?

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    A dark-haired man speaks to a group of four onlookers, using his arms to illustrate a point. He is facing the group, which can only be seen from behind. The man is wearing a black shirt with a Museum logo and a lanyard with a nametag. Behind him is a large exhibit with items behind glass and a large map.