Posts Tagged: "human rights"

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2023

by Natalie Lefevre, Karen Blansfield, and Jeff Greenwald “Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond.” – Wendell Berry For those of us who love to travel, the first few months of 2023 are bringing cause for optimism. The […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations 2021: Special COVID-19 Edition

by Karen Blansfield, Jeff Greenwald, and Natalie Lefevre “Travel far enough to meet yourself.” – David Mitchell There’s a sad but wonderful irony in these words from author David Mitchell, whose books, such as Cloud Atlas, have transported us through time and across the globe. During the past year, many of us have not been […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2020

by Natalie Lefevre, Karen Blansfield, Molly Blakemore, and Jeff Greenwald “As you move through this life and this world you change things slightly, you leave marks behind, however small. And in return, life — and travel — leaves marks on you.” – Anthony Bourdain Once again, we open our annual report with the words of […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2019

“It seems that the more places I see and experience, the bigger I realize the world to be. The more I become aware of, the more I realize how relatively little I know of it, how many places I have still to go, how much more there is to learn.” – Anthony Bourdain NOTE: As […]

Peru’s Scandals Revisited during Presidential Election

During the 1990s, Alberto Fujimori ran Peru with an iron fist. Now, he’s serving a 25-year sentence after being found guilty of corruption and human rights abuses, including using death squads to carry out extrajudicial executions and overseeing the forced sterilization of at least 300,000 indigenous women. Today, Mr. Fujimori’s daughter, Keiko Fujimori, is running […]

Australia’s Controversial Treatment of Refugees

Australia has long been considered an international human rights leader. Right now, the country is competing with France and Spain for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. However, according to the Human Rights Watch 2016 World Report, the country has dropped the ball when it comes to its treatment of refugees and […]

Child Labor in Bolivia

While most countries in the world are trying to eliminate child labor, Bolivia has legalized it. In July 2014, Bolivia passed a controversial law that allows children as young as 10 to work under certain circumstances. The United Nations recommends that the minimum age for children to do any type of work should be set […]

Girls and Gang Violence in El Salvador

If you want to survive, never leave your house. This is what teenage girls in El Salvador are told. The gang violence in many parts of the country, including the capital of San Salvador, is so bad that staying at home is the only way for girls to stay safe. Civil War and the Rise […]

Madiba Effect Draws Travelers to South Africa to Walk in Mandela’s Footsteps

One of the most universally recognizable leaders of our time, former South African President Nelson Mandela has continued to make headlines over a month after his passing. The anti-apartheid activist who became one of the world’s most respected politicians also continues to draw tourists to locations associated with his life. Mourners and political leaders from […]