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Human Rights


  • From stigma to literacy in India, using...bananas? Sunday, 30 Nov 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    A young woman from Saathi’s pilot village in India holds a Saathi pad.

    Saathi, a start-up that won Harvard's venture competition this year, empowers rural Indian women by using banana tree fiber to make sanitary pads.

  • Pope: Greed of man will destroy the world Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Pope Francis addresses the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N. staff during the Second International Conference on Nutrition in Rome, Nov. 20, 2014.

    Pope Francis warned that if the world continues to abuse natural resources due to greed, it will lead to global disaster.

  • Corporate America needs to get some gay pride Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:17 PM ET
    Rainbow flag at Pride Parade

    The tides are turning in popular consensus. It’s time for Corporate America to get some gay pride, says author Steve Siebold.

  • Let's tear down barriers to educating girls Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    A young girl studying in a classroom in Gao, northeastern Mali.

    Educating girls around the world has to be a top priority, says the national finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary.

  • Buffett questions report's claims on gay workers Friday, 3 Oct 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway's CEO Warren Buffett pushed back against a recent study that said his company doesn't protect LGBT employees.

  • Empowering women is good for the economy Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Countries are waking up to the benefits of empowering women but there's more to be done, says the national finance co-chair of Ready for Hillary.

  • UN panel says North Korea's Kim may face charges Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 6:27 PM ET
    People watch a television broadcast on North Korea.

    North Korean security chiefs and possibly even Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un himself should face international justice, U.N. investigators said.

  • AT&T protests Russia's antigay law   Wednesday, 5 Feb 2014 | 8:25 AM ET
    AT&T protests Russia's antigay law

    AT&T has become the first major advertiser to protest Russia's antigay law, reports the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria   Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Soros on crisis in Syria

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • NYSE honors Nelson Mandela   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 9:17 AM ET
    NYSE honors Nelson Mandela

    The NYSE remembers Nelson Mandela with a moment of silence before the opening bell.

  • Nelson Mandela: Remembering a legend   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 8:17 AM ET
    Nelson Mandela: Remembering a legend

    Robert Johnson, The RLJ Companies founder & chairman, shares his memories of human rights leader, South Africa's Nelson Mandela. He was a fundraiser and had that kind of sense of humor that made it almost impossible to say "no" to, recalls Johnson.

  • Branson: Remembering Nelson Mandela   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Branson: Remembering Nelson Mandela

    Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder & chairman, shares his personal recollections of the man who ended apartheid in South Africa and fought for human rights around the world. Mandela felt that business leaders needed to become forces for good, Branson said.

  • Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:53 AM ET
    Nelson Mandela's legacy lives on

    Robert Hormats, Kissinger Associates vice chairman, and Brian Bowler, former U.N. ambassador to Malawi, share their memories about the man who devoted his life to human rights issues in South Africa. He created an environment of cooperation and unity, Hormats added.

  • Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon   Friday, 6 Dec 2013 | 6:03 AM ET
    Mandela: Remembering a human rights icon

    People around the world are remembering Nelson Mandela who died yesterday in South Africa at the age of 95, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with a look at the world leader's life and economic policies.

  • Senate passes landmark discrimination bill Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 6:53 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building Washington

    The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to ban discrimination against gay workers but the measure faces a struggle in the House of Representatives.

  • Apple labor standards in the spotlight   Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 9:22 PM ET
    Apple labor standards in the spotlight

    Kevin Slaten, Program Coordinator at China Labor Watch, discusses the organization's report of fresh labor violations in a Chinese factory producing Apple's soon-to-be-released cheap iPhone.

  • Is Snowden Pro-Privacy or Anti-Patriotic?   Sunday, 23 Jun 2013 | 9:06 PM ET

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore highlights some of the salient issues in the Snowden saga.

  • Hong Kong: Sacrificing Efficiency for Democracy   Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 9:40 PM ET
    Hong Kong: Sacrificing Efficiency for Democracy

    James Tien, Member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Leader of the Liberal Party in Hong Kong, says the territory has become less efficient, but it's a necessary price to pay for democracy.

  • Tiananmen Square: China's Open Wound   Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 9:45 PM ET
    Tiananmen Square: China's Open Wound

    On the 24th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, Claudia Mo, Hong Kong Legislator and lawmaker from the Civic Party, discusses its legacy and the divisions between Hong Kong and the mainland.

  • Musicians Akon and Peter Buffett pose for a photograph as they announce a socially conscious musical collaboration and website.

    A new "issue-inspired song" written by Peter Buffett, gets its debut tonight (Wednesday) at a commemorative concert in the United Nation's General Assembly Hall.  "Blood Into Gold" also features Akon, the internationally-known, Grammy-nominated rap/R&B singer.