Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #HumanRightsDay

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(1 of 13) Men do dangerous jobs – and always have – which partly explains the “wage gap” (the Left’s feminization wedge that has been in use for decades).

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(2 of 13) The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that, in 2015, men dominated the 20 most dangerous occupations in the United States. Logging is the most dangerous job in the U.S., followed by fishing. Mining is the 20th most dangerous profession.
(3 of 13) More men than women occupied these jobs by anywhere from 85.4 to 99.9 percent.
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23 year old Jazmine Headley took a day off work to go to the Human Resources Admin offices in Brooklyn to resolve an issue with her daughter's day care vouchers.

There were no chairs available, so after 4 HOURS, Headley sat on the floor with her kids. 1/6 #NYPD #PoliceViolence
Security guards asked her to stand. There were still no empty chairs & the day care issue hadn't been resolved.

Bradley didn't stand. Security guards took her to the floor & police violently yanked her son away in an unnecessary use of #physicalforce. 2/6
Onlookers took video & yelled for police to stop, saying Bradley hadn't bothered anyone.

One officer pointed a stun gun at the crowd, then at Headley. 3/6 #HumanRightsDay
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It’s #HumanRightsDay today & our liberties have never been more threatened.

Women, African Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, LGBTQ people are all under historic stress.

Today we’re focusing on the abuse faced by LGBQT migrants, because it’s horrific. #LGBTQImmigration
LGBTQ migrants face unique horrors: They’re not only escaping violence in their home countries (partners killed, family targeted, coercion into sex work, etc) but they continue to be targeted on the route to the US by other migrants & Mexican authorities.

We saw this first-hand.
We walked w/trans women around the complex where migrants were housed in Mexico City.

Men yelled at them, catcalled, whistled.

We rented buses to get them to Tijuana safely & quickly.

They were pulled over by Mexican authorities & detained for hours.
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Today, as we celebrate #HumanRightsday, we took an important step in promoting international cooperation #ForMigration

I had the privilege of leading the Canadian delegation in adopting the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. 1/7
Despite the Conservatives campaign of misinformation, it is clear that adopting the #GCM is not only the right thing to do but the smart thing to do. 2/7
Canada is a leader in welcoming and integrating immigrants thanks to a widespread understanding that when immigrants are given the tools to succeed, they help grow our economy. 3/7
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In light of the Planned Parenthood/SCOTUS news and it being #HumanRightsDay, a thread on how abortion rights are human rights. 1/
It should go without saying, but bodily autonomy and human rights go hand in hand. Denying half the human population the right to bodily control is an abuse of human rights. Period. 2/
Where abortion is illegal &unsafe, women are forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term or suffer serious health consequences & even death. 13% of maternal deaths worldwide are attributable to unsafe abortion—btwn 68,000 and 78,000 deaths annually. hrw.org/legacy/women/a… 3/
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🔴 As we mark #HumanRightsDay, a devastating new @EURightsAgency Report on #Antisemitism in #Europe underscores how alarming situation has become.

You can read full report, most extensive in years, here: bit.ly/2Qovhjh

But thread below on some of these jarring figures:
@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 90% of Jews feel #Antisemitism has increased over past 5 years.

➡️ 89% of Jews think Antisemitism is most problematic on the internet & on social media.

➡️ 71% avoid Jewish symbols (e.g., kippah, Star of David, etc) in public things that could identify them as Jewish.

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@EURightsAgency @TimmermansEU @VeraJourova @kschnurbein @EUinIsrael @EGiaufretEU @IsraelinEU ➡️ 85% of Jews consider #Antisemitism to be the biggest social or political problem in their home country;

➡️ 28% of respondents have been harassed at least once in the past year, with those being visibly Jewish most effected;

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The assumption that transparency equals accountability is not entirely born out by logic or experience. Sometimes, govt transparency can be fed by a sense of "we are in power!" So transparency can also be impunity
#HumanRightsDay
#StandUp4HumanRights
2nd, it's easy to talk transparency when most of the citizens to whom u're accountable are illiterate & u know they can't understand a word of what u say. In 2006, former Borno Gov, Ali Modu Sheriff said less than 5% of his state cld read & write so he didn't worry about Turenci
So, if we're interested in transparency with accountability, we shdn't just bloviate on social media. We also have to take advocacy for access to quality public education v seriously. Without accessible quality education, accountable democracy has limited reach
#HumanRightsDay
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Authoritarian states want you to believe the idea of “human rights” is a Western construct. The term, yes! But from the farmers, migrants, powerless I’ve spoken to - they want it, too, but use a different vocabulary: “fairness,” “healthcare” or “opportunity.” #HumanRightsDay
On #HumanRightsDay, don’t let the authoritarians make you believe human rights is a Western, privileged concept. It is absolutely universal. Everyone wants to be treated fairly, right? What about not being a victim of corruption? That’s human rights.
The homeless American I interviewed? Shelter is connected to human rights. The Chinese farmer who told me his land was seized? Human rights. The Gazans who said to me they lacked economic opportunity and work? Human rights. #HumanRightsDay
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It's International #AntiCorruptionDay. What is corruption? At #ARIJ18 conference hosted by @ARIJNetwork, OCCRP's Editor in Chief @DrewOCCRP defined it for us based on the sum of investigations published by OCCRP. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative #journalism exposes corruption and activists at Transparency International (@anticorruption) act on the evidence. The Global Anti-Corruption Consortium is a game changer. occrp.org/en/gacc/. #UnitedAgainstCorruption
#AntiCorruptionDay: Investigative reporter @Khadija_Ismayil saw how the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium was key in the Azerbaijani Laundromat investigation and its impact. Recap the investigation here: occrp.org/en/azerbaijani… #UnitedAgainstCorruption
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1. What is the actual “long title” of the #omnibus bill?

👉 An Act to amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include severe forms of TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS within the definition of TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME ...

Whaaaat????

#QAnon #PEDOGATE #PizzaGate
2. What is the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956?

Defines the scope of the State Departments authority

👉 legcounsel.house.gov/Comps/sdba56.p…

Which, as of now, is to include severe forms of trafficking in persons within the definition of transnational organized crime #QAnon
3. What is “transnational organized crime” you ask??

This bill authorizes the State Dept, for the 1st time ever, to prosecute int’l human trafficking, organ trafficking, nuclear smuggling rings!!!

HOLY SH*T! It’s in the name of the bill!! #OmniBus #QAnon #TheSwamp #TheStorm #Q
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The latest report on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran by the UN Special Rapporteur sheds light on the reality of the Iranian regime's oppression of their own people. #HumanRights #HumanRightsDay undocs.org/A/72/322
Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, highlights some of the #HumanRights abuses by the Iranian regime
According to the Islamic Penal Code, the application of the death penalty varies depending on the religion of the perpetrator & the victim. Iranian law also permits the imposition of the death penalty for the crimes of adultery, premarital sex, apostasy, blasphemy & homosexuality
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