Entries provide a mix of demographic, social, economic, political, religious information on the countries, with a consideration for how cultures vary within countries due to ethnicity, language, class, and other factors.
Volumes are arranged by region and chapters are arranged alphabetically by country. Source provides an overview of women's issues within each country, followed by information about educational opportunities and literacy, employment and economics, family and sexuality, health and health care, politics and law, religion and violence.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. The website allows you to browse their reports by issue or by country. Keyword searching is also available.
"Amnesty International is a global movement of 2.8 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights." Browse by country or search by keyword.
The official United Nations site for MDG Indicators. These goals represent a partnership between the developed countries and the developing countries "to create an environment - at the national and global levels alike - which is conducive to development and the elimination of poverty."
Site supports freedom of the press by highlighting abuses in countries throughout the world. Use pull-down menus to find a particular country. Country profiles include an overview of the level of press and Internet freedom or repression, as well as related news articles.