Human Rights Watch investigates human rights abuses linked to the economic activities of businesses, governments and key international institutions like the World Bank. We expose harmful practices by multinational corporations that can devastate vulnerable communities. We push tech companies to avoid complicity in government efforts to censor and persecute activists. We show how government failures and predatory business practices can combine to heap misery on the poor. We document the ways corruption in resource-rich countries can fuel abuse and cripple health and education systems. And we use our voice and our leverage to push for real change and help develop standards where they are lacking.
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