Brexit: A challenge to the safeguarding of Children’s Rights in the UK

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A concerning and uncertain outcome to Brexit On the 23rd of June 2016, 51.9% of the British population decided that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union. Over the past three years, ever-lasting debates and discussions between the European and British Parliaments have brought a cloud of uncertainty, doubt and concern over the procedure, […]

Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy 2019

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The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy took place on the 26 of March, and each year assembles hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention (Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, 2019). Why […]

Children with disabilities

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The international community has made progress in grasping the experience of people with disabilities and safeguarding their rights. This article looks at the situation of children with disabilities in Latin America and Caribbean (UNICEF, 2013).   Understanding the context Children with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups in society. Facing daily […]

An alarming observation: women are disproportionally affected by modern slavery

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On International Women’s Day, we at Humanium have decided to speak up about the urgency of female slavery around the world, and most particularly in Nepal where a community of young girls are exploited and whose rights are neglected and scorned every day.   Modern slavery impacts lives on a daily basis, everywhere across the […]

Focus Switzerland: The obstacles that led to the late women’s vote only in 1971 and 1 way Humanium chooses

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Today you might see Switzerland as a successful and safe country with regards to its commitment to equal rights for all. Most importantly,  you might think of Switzerland as a role model for the occidental world. All this is true. However, it has not always been this way – especially when it comes to equal […]

Hand in Hand India awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Puraskar

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Our local partner for over 10 years Hand in Hand India, has been awarded with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Puraskar from the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. This award recognises Hand in Hand India’s work in the field of alleviating child labour having mainstreamed over 300,00 children into Government Schools. […]