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6 things to do while at home during COVID-19 pandemic
19 March 2020, 09:13 UTC
In times of coronavirus and social distancing, many of us are staying at home. Here are some free things you can do from home to empower yourself to develop skills that promote equality and respect in your community and worldwide. Why not use your time wisely?
1. Share something hopeful and positive
It can be difficult to deal with all the news right now. Why not share something positive, like a video of people showing solidarity during this pandemic or a good news story that you found online?
Where there are people, there's always hope. Even in times of a global pandemic. Because our common humanity unites us all 🕯 pic.twitter.com/eBr3stPxja
— Amnesty International (@amnesty) March 18, 2020
You can also help limit the spread of misinformation online by only sharing advice from experts and reliable sources, like the World Health Organisation. This will help stop people around you from panicking.   
2. Educate yourself
Use your time wisely - there are loads of educational materials on human rights that you can study. We have a whole Human Rights Academy dedicated to exactly that. Join it.
On our Academy, you can:
Find all of our free courses here.  
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3. Get involved on Amnesty.org and sign a petition
Human rights abuses are still happening around the world. Use this time to take action and have your say. 
Help us demand freedom for detained protesters in Iran. 
Defend India’s rights to participate in peaceful protests
Empower the Rohingya refugee children with education.
 4. Learn from our YouTube tutorials
We have tried to digest some serious human rights issues into easily viewable videos. Teach yourself how to spot fake news or protest peacefully.
 
5. Help others with technology and social media
If you are good at using technology and social media, you can help those who may not be. Guide people through using messaging apps and social media. Call them to show them remotely how to look for help, find reliable sources and advice online. Help them find communities and people online they can talk to. 
6. Show solidarity and care for others
At times like this, there are so many ways you can help those around you. For instance:
And remember, whatever you do: Stay safe.
 
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