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35th Ordinary Session

Human Rights Watch respectfully submits this written presentation to contribute testimony from children to the discussion on the impact of Covid-19 on children at the 35th Ordinary Session of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of…
Schoolchildren attend class at a school in Norton, west of the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, September 10, 2019.
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Submission by Human Rights Watch to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

  Click to expand Image Three girls play the game isolo on the…
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Being Outside is a Health Risk for Some of Zambia’s Children

How did you first become aware of the problem in Kabwe?
 
 We learned about it from an environmental group several years ago but became interested in doing our own research after seeing a young person from Kabwe speak at a United Nations event.…
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  Summary More than one third of the population of Kabwe, Zambia— over 76,000 people—live in lead-contaminated townships. Studies estimate that half of the children in these areas have elevated blood lead levels that warrant medical treatment…
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Re: Human Rights Watch findings and recommendations on Zambia’s Re-entry Policy

Hon. David Mabumba
 
 Minister of General Education
 
 Ministry of General Education
 
 89 Corner of Chimanga and Mogadishu Road
 
 P.O. Box 50093
 
 Lusaka, Zambia
 
  
 
 Dear Minister Mabumba,…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…