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Never before in history has such a sweeping fervor for freedom expressed itself in great mass movements which are driving down the bastion of empire.” These words of one of the founding fathers of the African Union, the late Ghanaian president Kwame Nkrumah came to mind as I watched the worldwide protests in solidarity with the victims of systemic racism and police brutality sparked by the killing of George Floyd by an American policeman.

Education Not Prioritized at Annual Donor Conference

June 30 was possibly the most important day of 2020 for Syrian refugee children. But how much new humanitarian aid funding will go
to schooling for Syrian children?

The National Assembly Needs to Approve Data Protection Law

Ecuador should pass a Data Protection Law to ensure that the use of personal data to contain Covid-19 does not lead to violations of the right to privacy.

The undersigned civil, human rights, faith, and government accountability organizations, representing millions of our members across the country, write in support of ending the Department of Defense’s 1033 Program and associated transfers of all military equipment and vehicles to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

What Chance for Democracy After President Pierre Nkurunziza’s Death?

The sudden death on June 8 of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza creates an opportunity for the small Central African country to break with its past.

The sudden death on June 8 of Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza creates an opportunity for the small Central African country to break with its past.

Government Should End Spurious Charges, Pre-Trial Detention to Silence Dissent

Bangladesh authorities are using the abusive Digital Security Act to harass and indefinitely detain activists, journalists, and others critical of the government and its political leadership, Human Rights Watch said today.

Young People Have Right to Safe, Accessible Abortion Care

Two days after the United States Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have limited access to abortion, a harmful new abortion restriction is going into effect in Florida.

A Call for Child-Focused Action on Climate Change, Environmental Degradation

(Geneva, July 1, 2020) – Governments around the world should place children’s rights at the heart of environmental policies and action, 24 organizations and experts said today. They are publishing a Call to Action as governments gather for the United Nations Human Rights Council’s annual meeting on the rights of the child.

A Joint Call to Action for the HRC Annual Full-Day Meeting on the Rights of the Child

At a time when the world is in a deep health crisis, and as children’s rights globally suffer severe setbacks due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention must not be diverted from the en

At a time when the world is in a deep health crisis, and as children’s rights globally suffer severe setbacks due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, attention must not be diverted from the environmental emergency that is undermining children’s rights and future prospects around the world.