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Human Rights Watch  425 people working as part of a global movement to defend human rights. We investigate abuses, expose the truth, and advocate for meaningful change.

Children born to Jordanian mothers and non-Jordanian fathers struggle to get basic rights and services in Jordan, Human Rights Watch said in a report released this week. Due to a law that denies women the right to pass citizenship to their children on an equal basis with men, these children are treated as foreign nationals their whole lives, with no permanent right to live or work in the country.

Amnesty International has given former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its top human rights award for his public opposition to racial injustice. @kaepernick7 has spoken out forcefully against police brutality and other issues of racial inequality in the US. His acceptance speech expressed solidarity with those doing the same all over the world.

Nearly one in five job ads for China’s 2018 national civil service called for ‘men only’ or ‘men preferred,’ while major companies like Alibaba have published recruitment ads promising applicants ‘beautiful girls’ as co-workers. Many of the ads specify a requirement or preference for men. Some job posts require women to have certain physical attributes – with respect to height, weight, voice, or facial appearance – that are irrelevant to job duties. Others use the physical attributes of companies’ current female employees to attract male applicants. Chinese authorities need to act now to enforce existing laws to end government and private hiring practices that blatantly discriminate against women.

It’s #EarthDay. Last month, Latin America and Caribbean countries adopted a landmark regional agreement on environmental rights – the first to offer specific protections for people who stand up in defense of their right to a healthy environment. On Earth Day, the effort is a good reminder of the dangers and challenges that still face environmental defenders around the region.

Good news! This week, Britain became the 74th country to sign the Safe Schools Declaration, pledging to protect schools during wartime. Human Rights Watch and others have championed this declaration because in too many armed conflicts around the world, schools are attacked or used for military deployments. Britain’s decision to join the Declaration is the result of months of campaigning by Human Rights Watch and other organizations. It can now lead by proud example. It’s time for more countries to step up and commit to protecting students around the world!

The Week in Numbers. #hrw

The US is set to admit the fewest number of refugees in four decades. In particular, admittance of Muslim refugees will likely decline by 85%. Trump’s proposed travel ban may be stalled in the courts, but the administration has found many ways to bring its refugee program to a standstill. (🖍 by Daniel Stolle).

Call @senatorchriscoons to reject President Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo to be US Secretary of State. +1-202-224-5042.

ACT NOW: Venezuela is facing a heartbreaking human rights and humanitarian crisis that President Maduro's administration denies is happening. His government is brutally cracking down on dissent while severe food and medicine shortages make it near impossible for many Venezuelans to feed their children and access the most basic healthcare. April 19 marks the one-year anniversary of the first mass protest that was brutally repressed in 2017. Please show your support for the Venezuelan people. Join Latin music superstar @RicardoMontaner and @HumanRightsWatch as we flood Latin American leaders with tweets. Want to do more? Take action via the link in our bio and help spread the word that #TodosConVenezuela!

What does it mean to be LGBT in Middle Eastern and North African countries? Norma and Rashed share their stories as part of a new feature from #hrw highlighting #LGBT voices from the Middle East & North Africa; voices that are #NoLongerAlone.

What does it mean to be LGBT in Middle Eastern and North African countries? @mashrouleilagram singer @hamed.sinno and @dalialfarghal share their stories as part of a new feature from #hrw highlighting #LGBT voices from the Middle East & North Africa; voices that are #NoLongerAlone.

The Week in Numbers from #hrw.

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