In recent weeks we have seen the world go from social distancing and quarantine to protests and demands for justice. As we consider what a post-pandemic world will look like, we find ourselves at a crossroad with momentous choices to make:
Will we persist in neglecting the needs of the most marginalized people in our communities, or will we strive to build a more just and equitable world?
Will we give in to fear in crisis and allow governments to trample on our rights in the name of public safety, or will we come together to demand accountable government and checks on its power?
Will we turn away from the all-too-common stories of unjustified violence and police brutality, or will we join the protests demanding for an end to systemic racism?
Human Rights Watch will build upon decades of work and partnerships to help rebuild our societies into rights-respecting communities.
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