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Children around the world face an unprecedented threat to their human rights. Pandemic-related school closures have affected 1.5 billion students, placing children at immediate risk of labor exploitation, hunger, recruitment into armed groups, and, especially for girls, child marriage, and sexual violence. Read here what should be done to tackle this problem.
Billions of people around the world have come to rely on the services Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google provide to exercise their basic human rights. But for many people, both within and outside the US, the concentration of power in these companies has meant considerable harm.
And if you want to do something good, consider participating in the campaign #FreeNasrin, for prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. She has been on a hunger strike in Evin prison for almost a month in order to demand the release of the country’s scores of political prisoners.