Jo Becker (@jobeckerhrw )

Jo Becker

Bio Childrens Rights Advocacy Director at Human Rights Watch @hrw; author of Campaigning for Children, a book on effective campaigns for childrens rights.
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iPhone : First the Afghan air force reportedly struck a mosque school, killing 12 children and wounding 18 other civilians. Now the Afghan vice president orders the arrest of the person who reported the civilian casualties. #CoverUp trib.al/kUKfyJK

iPhone : Assessing the Trump administrations 2018 policy of forcible family separation at the border, The Washington Posts editorial board writes:

For all intents and purposes, these children were kidnapped by the U.S. government.

washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-…

iPhone : This entire generation of #Rohingya children, in both Myanmar and Bangladesh, is being denied formal #education. The status quo is gross discrimination.

Donor governments should demand a paradigm shift with the full involvement of the Rohingya community. hrw.org/news/2020/10/2…

iPhone : .GCR2P's new Atrocity Alert details increasing violence in the #Sahel, including deadly attacks in #BurkinaFaso and #Mali. #Children continue to suffer as conflict-related insecurity has forced at least 4,000 schools across the region to close. ow.ly/gjK250BZ2O5

Twitter Web App : Primary schools in Xinjiang are being converted into boarding schools for children whose parents are being detained. By one estimate, 880,500 children had been placed in them by the end of 2019
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Twitter Web App : The Womens Rights Division at Human Rights Watch is looking for a new executive director. This awesome team has done amazing work leading our work on child marriage, FGM, and other inequalities that girls and women face. Multiple locations possible. Find out more:
boards.greenhouse.io/humanrightswat…

Twitter Web App : New report by Human Rights Watch documents, in detail, 10 attacks on schools in Idlib, Syria, by the Russia-Syria coalition.

10 apparent war crimes against schools: hrw.org/news/2020/10/1…

Why we need #SafeSchoolsDeclaration & #childrights.

Twitter Web App : At its peak, federal COVID support kept 18 million people above the US poverty line. Since it's run out, *8 million* have fallen into poverty since May. This was completely preventable, it was a choice. What an utter scandal. nytimes.com/2020/10/15/us/…

Twitter Web App : New Human Rights Watch report on dozens of unlawful attacks in Idlib by Syrian and Russian forces. Over 1600 civilians killed, over 20 schools and hospitals damaged. We knew we were going to die, and we went out into the street so
we would not end up under the rubble.
hrw.org/news/2020/10/1…

iPhone : This is not what a school should look like.

Hundreds of buildings have been destroyed by heavy artillery fire and missiles during the escalation of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

The impact it has on civilians is devastating.

Twitter Web App : Nigerian security forces have detained over 3000 children for alleged association with Boko Haram. They should comply with new ACERWC guidance calling for no detention and handover protocols to ensure rehabilitation and reintegration. Nigerian Army
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Twitter Web App : New general comment from the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on children and armed conflict:
acerwc.africa/wp-content/upl…

Twitter Web App : Tens of millions of children are at risk of child labor and exploitation due to Covid-19, warns Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in the The Washington Post. Governments can minimize the damage by investing in quality education.

washingtonpost.com/education/2020…

Twitter Web App : Today is #DayOfTheGirl: "Covid -19 has created an enormous crisis, and now is the time to commit to building an equitable future for girls everywhere." My colleagues Erika Nguyen and Delphine Starr:
hrw.org/news/2020/10/0…

iPhone : Some things simply aren’t up for debate. People should live in dignity, not chains.

We started a global movement to #BreakTheChains to end the inhumane practice of chaining men, women, & children with a #mentalhealth condition. Join us at break-the-chains.org

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iPhone : A new Human Rights Watch investigation has found what is likely the first known live face recognition system being used to hunt down kids suspected of crime. Hye Jung Han, who lead the research, worries it’s not the only one. technologyreview.com/2020/10/09/100…

Twitter Web App : As some #children return to school in #Yemen, it is often to schools that look like Al-Wehdah, which was hit in a 2016 air strike. #UNSC should demand that all parties cease attacks on education facilities & other protected civilian infrastructure. ow.ly/g0Xk50BOBuB

Twitter Web App : Just bonkers: #Argentina using flawed database to publish identity of child suspects online. Database includes a three-year old allegedly wanted for armed robbery.

Follow our brilliant new tech and child rights researcher for more: Hye Jung Han

hrw.org/news/2020/10/0…