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COVID-19 and Children's Rights: An Interview with Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka 
children's rights video image 2In an interview with the CHR, Dr. Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka (Department of Pediatrics, Makerere University College of Health Sciences) discusses key challenges faced by many children during the COVID-19 pandemic, including children who are displaced and those living in conflict-affected areas. 

CHR Webinar on Health Inequities, Human Rights, and COVID-19
November 30, 2020

Vaccine Communities of color in the United States have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting deeply entrenched health and social inequities in the country. The CHR gathered experts for a conversation exploring this health and human rights challenge, as well as strategies to confront it, including through priority access to COVID-19 vaccines. View the webinar here

Online Guide for Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat

Confronting Rights Abuse with white borderTo help empower colleagues undergoing rights abuse, along with their families and other supporters, and to assist them in obtaining justice, the CHR has produced Confronting Human Rights Abuses: A Guide for Supporting Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals Under Threat. This e-guide, specifically tailored to scientists, engineers, and health professionals, includes information on international human rights norms and complaint mechanisms, advocacy tools and strategies, and assistance providers.





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Australian-British Political Scientist Released from Iranian Prison
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Iranian Physicist and Engineer Released from Prison
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Venezuelan Surgeon Released under Presidential Pardon
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