In their final weeks of the fall semester, Student Task Force members hosted a range of events and activities honoring Human Rights Day. Despite busy schedules and final exam preparations, students kept human rights front and center in their last days of school before winter break. From in-chapter conversations and quiz games to school-wide surveys and poster displays, STFers once again demonstrated their commitment to human rights advocacy.
Check out some of their events:
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Monday at #HRC53: Looking forward to this great panel on how we can strengthen the right to free education and why it's so important. With @srpoverty @dsengeh @UNESCO @MalalaFund @hrw, SR on right to education.
UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres has failed Palestinian children again. From 2015-2020, the UN attributed over 6,700 child casualties to Israeli forces. He has just verified 975 more in 2022. Yet he still omits Israel from his "list of shame."
Today, members of US Congress are introducing legislation to help address the longstanding problem of child labor on US farms. Their move, on #NoChildLabour Day, comes as the US grapples with a rise in child labor. More from @MargaretWurth:
Today, members of Congress are introducing legislation to address the longstanding problem of child labor on US farms. Their move, on #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour, comes as the US grapples with a rise in child labor. 🧵👇https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/06/12/us-lawmakers-move-protect-child-farmworkers
The UN says Israeli defense forces have killed or injured over 6,700 Palestinian children from 2015 to 2020, yet the UN SG has never included the IDF on his "list of shame" for violations against children in armed conflict. Will he this year? NGO letter:
Russian politicians are trying to fully ban gender-affirming health services. And they've smuggled in an exception for medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children. Sounds a lot like right wing politicians in the US.
This new op-ed from @Ezequiel_Heffes explains why its crucial that UN SG @antonioguterres includes a complete and accurate list of perpetrators of violations against children in his upcoming annual report on children and armed conflict.
"The journalism students said they were disappointed in the adults who ran their schools, their city and the smoke shops & they hoped that bringing attention to the issue would finally prompt the authorities to act"
@nytimes on kids' on easy access