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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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Oral Testimony to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a short statement in support of the proposed regulation that seeks to add chlorpyrifos to the section 326.2(c) list of pesticide active ingredients that are no longer allowed to be distributed, sold, purchased,…
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Pandemic Exposes Need for Improvements in Staffing, Oversight, Accountability

Click to expand Image A nursing home resident holds his wife's hand…
A nursing home resident holds his wife’s hand.
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HHS and CDC Should Ensure Funding Addresses Disproportionate Impact of Covid-19 on Communities of Color

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 200 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1600 Clifton Road…
A resident of a nursing home is loaded into an ambulance in Texas.
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Summary When “Elena” (not her real name) discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she carefully considered her options and decided she was not ready to parent. She knew she wanted an abortion, but she wasn’t able to discuss her decision with her mother. “…
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Forcing Parental Involvement in Abortion Violates Rights

A law in the US state of Illinois that forces people under 18 to involve an adult family member in their abortion decision is failing some of the state’s young people and violating their human rights. In a new joint report with the American Civil…
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