Friday, December 10, 2021 was the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR), a document that proclaims the rights of every human being, regardless of race, gender, age, nationality, religion, political opinion, birth place, or any other status.
STFers celebrated this milestone and raised awareness about human rights on their campuses with events including all-school presentations, chalk art, information tables, paper chain displays, and more!
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“Governments can make changes with the stroke of a pen that would open classroom doors to refugee children.”
All children have the right to quality education without discrimination, regardless of their immigration or refugee status. https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/12/13/refugee-forum-drop-bureaucratic-barriers-education @billvanesveld
In 2020, a Michigan judge sent a 15-year old girl to detention for failing to do her homework. But GOOD NEWS: a new Michigan law signed yesterday aims to keep young people out of the court system & provide community-based help.
Brutality against a child is one of the worst acts imaginable. Today the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor pledged to do more to hold perpetrators to account. A strong signal to other international accountability processes, too. @IntlCrimCourt
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: