Since Humanium was founded in Geneva on November 20, 2008—Universal Children’s Day—and subsequently developed in France and Germany, our network of three linked organizations has evolved tremendously and exponentially increased its impact on the lives of children throughout the world.
On a global scale, Humanium took advantage of new technologies to make children’s rights accessible and understandable for as many people as possible. 5 million people were reached in 2015, thanks to our educational content on children’s rights, which is available online for free.
On a local level, Humanium implemented children’s rights in Bolivia, India, Madagascar, Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Rwanda. Rwanda in particular marks a major turning point in Humanium’s activities, thanks to our development of a very promising pilot project, which uses a unique interdisciplinary combination of legal tools and psychosocial techniques.
Humanium’s constant observation of the situation of children throughout the world helped us to make a new map of global children’s rights. It has been widely shared online and at the local level by teachers and NGOs, in addition to being printed in many academic textbooks.
Nearly a hundred requests came in through our helpline for legal advice regarding children’s rights violations.
All of this was made possible thanks to our donors and supporters, our partners, and the hundreds of volunteers who work alongside us daily.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for all these changes that we’ve been able to create in children’s lives.
Olivier Soret, president of Humanium
> Annual report 2015 (pdf)