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Iranians protesting in Tehran, Iran, on October 1, 2022. 

Inspiring Stories for Human Rights Day 2022

This Human Rights Day, we’re focusing on the inspiring moments in a challenging and uncertain year. Women protesting for their freedoms in Iran and Afghanistan; a victory for reproductive rights in Colombia; and a watershed event for torture survivors and international justice. In a reminder of the power of people and perseverance, here are some of our favorite inspiring human rights stories from 2022.