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Gizmodo 
Dugan was referring to the social network's plans to read users' thoughts. Just in time to inject some practical considerations into that terrifying scenario, researchers have proposed four new human rights to protect our minds from those who might ... See more..
Chicago Tribune 
On Tuesday, Russia media outlet Izvestia learned from an unnamed source at the ministry that all of Dolgov's functions will be moved to the Department for Humanitarian Cooperation and Human Rights, run by Anatoly Viktorov. The post of the commissioner ... See more..
The Guardian 
A response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity, new human rights would protect people from theft, abuse and hacking. See more..
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Human Rights Watch 
There is still much that EU institutions should do to uphold principles and values of the union and to tackle the human rights and rule-of-law crisis unfolding in Hungary. To start with, the European People's Party should reconsider its political ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Britain will be bound by European human rights laws for another five years, with the Conservatives expected to abandon a pledge to withdraw the UK from the ECHR. Theresa May is expected to make no mention in the Tory election manifesto of pulling out ... See more..
Voice of America 
Ten of the world's leading human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have chosen three human rights defenders from Cambodia, El Salvador and Egypt as this year's finalists for the prestigious Martin Ennals ... See more..
Human Rights First 
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today announced that former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen (U.S. Navy, Ret.), and former Director ... See more..
ImpactAlpha (registration) 
How solar, wind and other renewable energy projects are implemented matters to local communities – and to investors, says a new report from Transform Finance, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Sonen Capital. As investments in ... See more..
The Guardian 
Being monitored by the Council of Europe means Turkey will be subject to frequent visits by human rights officials and debated more often in the Strasbourg chamber. The resolution was passed with 113 votes, with 45 against and 12 abstaining. Nine other ... See more..
Human Rights Watch 
(Jerusalem) – Israeli authorities on April 26, 2017, granted a work visa to Omar Shakir, the Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, upon his arrival ... See more..
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Overview

Human rights should be guaranteed to every person on the planet and yet there are still numerous countries throughout the world that are severely restricting human rights for their citizens.1 One of the most pressing human rights violations occurring is the recruitment and exploitation of child soldiers in several African countries.2 There are currently three ongoing conflicts that use child soldiers in the Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Syria.3 Although exact statistics on the number of child soldiers who are active in the countries are difficult to obtain, UNICEF has estimated the number of child soldiers active in South Sudan to be around 9,000.4 Officials in the country have observed children younger than 15 years of age engaged in military training, wearing uniforms, and carrying weapons.5

Human trafficking, both inside countries and across international borders, is a pervasive global issue.6 Human trafficking includes forced labor, domestic servitude, and sexual exploitation.7 The United Nations estimates that over 2.5 million people are mired in forced labor at any given time.8 Asian countries and the Pacific have the highest concentration of forced labor victims with around 1.4 million victims.9 There are currently 161 countries that are considered to have a risk of being a transit, source, or destination country.10 Human trafficking is a human rights violation that is present and active in over 137 countries and the issue affects all economies.11


Many countries, and several international human rights organizations, consider the right to life the chief human right.12 The right to life, however, is denied in many countries.13 Over the past year Indonesia, Kuwait, Nigeria, and Vietnam have all resumed executions.14 Although it is generally accepted that China executes more citizens per year than the entire world average, the actual number is unknown since executions are considered state secrets.15 The United States remains the only country within the Americas that still uses the death penalty.16 Despite the increases in executions in certain countries, the global community has been turning towards the abolition of state-run executions.17

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1http://www.facingthefuture.org/IssuesSolutions/HumanRightsEquity/HumanRightsFastFacts/tabid/179/Default.aspx#.VC1hyildUvU
2http://www.unmultimedia.org/radio/english/2014/02/un-publishes-key-data-on-recruitment-and-use-of-child-soldiers/#.VC1iZildUvU
3-4 Ibid
5 http://www.unicef.org/media/media_73457.html
6 https://www.unglobalcompact.org/docs/issues_doc/labour/Forced
_labour/HUMAN_TRAFFICKING_-_THE_FACTS_-_final.pdf

7-11 Ibid
12 http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/ACT50/001/2014/en/652ac5b3-3979-43e2-b1a1-6c4919e7a518/act500012014en.pdf

13-17 Ibid
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Gender Parity
Traditionally, many societies in the world have given preference to the education of boys over that of girls. There are currently over 58 million primary school-aged children out of school around the world, and girls account for 55% of these.1 The term "gender parity" refers to equal numbers of male and female children enrolled in school. In recent years, only 60% of the world's countries have achieved gender parity at the primary school level and merely 39% of countries have achieved parity at the secondary level.2 UNICEF estimates that 31 million primary school-aged girls are still not enrolled in school, along with 34 million secondary school-aged girls.3 Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst rates of gender parity with only two out of 35 countries having achieved equal rates ...See More of male and female enrollment.4 The countries with the lowest gaps in gender enrollment are Iceland, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.5 While 86 out of 133 ranked countries have achieved progress in closing their national gender gaps, the Middle East and North Africa have not improved their overall gender equality scores in recent years.6 However, the United Arab Emirates is the exception, and the country has achieved gender parity in recent years.7 Nicaragua is leading the rest of Latin America in closing the gender gap, and in Asia the Philippines is currently highest ranking country for gender equality.8 There are innumerable benefits to achieving global gender parity and improving the education of girls around the world. Educating girls helps to break the cycle of poverty and provides important opportunities for them to find sustainable jobs and vocations. Additionally, educated women are less likely to be married as children or forced into marriage, and educated women are less likely to die in childbirth and more likely to deliver healthy newborns.9 Moreover, educated women are more likely to ensure that their own children attend school.10 Adolescent girls who attend school regularly are also less at risk for contracting HIV/Aids.11 Girls who attend secondary school make, on average, 25% more in income than girls who do not.12 However, there are still many barriers to achieving the education and equality of women and girls. Cultural norms in many countries give preference to the education and cultivation of boys, leading families of limited income to send their sons to school over their daughters.13 Child marriage, household obligations, and female genital mutilation are all contributing factors to girls in developing countries dropping out of school or attending irregularly.14 Additionally, many girls face violence and exploitation at school or risk violence and social exclusion for their decision to attend school.15 Impoverished and rural girls, particularly girls with disabilities, face even greater challenges in accessing education.16 Show Less