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Margaret Wurth
Margaret Wurth works with the Children’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where she focuses on issues related to health and children’s rights in the US. Wurth has investigated access to HIV prevention and treatment in North Carolina, New York, and California. More recently, she has researched child labor in US agriculture. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2012, Wurth worked for a community-based health organization in North Carolina. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Entries by Margaret Wurth

Tell the EPA to Protect Kids From Pesticides

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 10:07 PM

"My head started hurting really bad, and I started seeing like all black." It was mid-afternoon on a scorching summer day in eastern North Carolina when "Jimena," a 14-year-old farmworker, walked into a tobacco field where she had been sent to work. No one told her that the field had...

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The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Takes Down Child Labor on Tobacco Farms

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 3:21 PM

When I set out to investigate child labor on United States tobacco farms last summer, I never imagined our research would end up on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. Poor Latino kids from rural communities working 60 hours a week on tobacco farms, getting poisoned by nicotine and pesticides...

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