Stained by blood, not oil: the Yemen crisis unfolding in front of our (closed) eyes

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Sana’a, Aden, Socotra: two major cities with fascinating histories and a unique archipelago, all found in a country called Yemen, a stunning corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Mesmerising, yet most Westerners would struggle to pinpoint this land on the map, let alone its cities and its World Heritage Site island province. In fact, fame and […]

Consideration of Saudi Arabia (OPSC-OPAC) at the 79th session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Saudi Arabia was the center of attention at the meeting of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on October 1st, 2018 at the Palais Wilson in Geneva. During the 79th session of the Committee, the 2331 and 2332 meetings were respectively devoted to the consideration of the optional protocol to the Convention on […]

Giving Children the Right to Healthcare Despite Geopolitical Barriers

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In West Jerusalem at Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Israeli and Palestinian doctors work together to save the lives of many children, regardless of their nationality (1). This care often presents  the last chance of survival for those children who suffer from life-threatening and complex birth defects. “Saving one life is as if saving the whole of Humanity” The Coran – Surah 5/–  The Talmud […]

Day of General Discussion 2018: Protecting and Empowering Children as Human Rights Defenders

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Day of General Discussion (DGD) 2018, organised by Child Rights Connect, gathers each year, associations, NGO’s, and of course children, present to speak, and defend their rights. The Committee on the Rights of the Child is held every 2 years, a DGD  focused on a specific article of the Convention on the Rights of the […]

Children’s Rights Committee: Niger and Benin

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From 24 to 28 September, the Children’s Rights Committee met at the Palais Wilson to ensure that children’s rights are being properly implemented and respected in Niger and Benin. These two West African countries, face problems of poverty and population explosion. Both countries gave a summary of their work in previous years, following which experts […]

Humanium at Geneva Peace Week 2018: “Building Peace in a Turbulent World”

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We at Humanium seized the opportunity to participate within the Geneva Peace of Week to build connections with all those different active actors and specifically as members of the working group “Children and armed conflict”.   What is Geneva Peace Week? Geneva Peace Week is a collective action initiative facilitated by the United Nations Office […]

Education in Morocco, between forgetfulness and hope

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In any country, education is key to development and its slightest neglect can have alarming consequences for the well-being of children and their future. In 2017, the Moroccan Court of Accounts published a report highlighting certain shortcomings in the national education system such as lack of teachers and services or even dilapidated and overcrowded classrooms. […]

Children’s Mental Wellbeing: A Global Public Health Challenge

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As stated by the World Health Organization, “mental health is more than the absence of mental disorders”; mental health is fundamental to health and overall wellbeing because “without mental health there is no health” (World Health Organization, 2018a). Mental health issues at a young age affect children and adolescents all around the world in all […]