human rights

Coronavirus and Xenophobia: Hate Spreads Like a Virus

By Rosell Estrella, age 10 and IndyKids Staff COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan, China, late in 2019. The subsequent worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus has with it spread xenophobia and racism toward many people of Asian descent.  President Donald Trump and Republican allies fueled the spread of xenophobic rhetoric toward Asian Americans by …

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Human Rights Groups Call on China to Stop Separating Uyghur and Other Turkic Muslim Children and Return Them to Their Families

By Clara Wong and May Mcgrath age 10 and IndyKids Staff Pronunciation for Uyghur- WEE-gor Human Rights Watch has called on the Chinese government to immediately release all Uyghur children being held in so-called child welfare institutions and boarding schools in Xinjiang — an autonomous region in China’s northwest that borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. …

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Someday You Could Be a Human Rights Activist Like Janvieve Williams Comrie

By Lucia Mejia Cardenas, age 11 Janvieve Williams Comrie is an Afro-Latina activist living in the Bronx. Not only has she worked with several human rights organizations, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Regional Office for Central America, but she has also started her own and is working on a book …

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43 Students Missing in Mexico

On September 26, 2014, 43 students training to become teachers at Raul Isidro Burgos Normal Rural School of Ayotzinapa, Mexico, were declared missing. There have been massive demonstrations throughout Mexico and in major global cities calling for justice.