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. […]

2018: Children’s Rights Show Signs Of Improvement – But Still Far From Being Universal!

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A recent publication by the Advocacy Director of the children’s rights division at Human Rights Watch shows signs of progress for children during the last years (Human Rights Watch, 2018).   Child Soldiers At the beginning of August 2018, more than 100 children were released by two armed groups in South Sudan, resulting in a […]

Senegal: Silence on sexual abuse in the school environment

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The right to education is essential in order to ensure a bright future for all children – and above all, this education must respect children and their bodily integrity. In Senegal, despite government efforts to promote education, difficulties remain, and many girls suffer harassment and sexual abuse from teachers and educational staff. Human Rights Watch […]

In India, our School Frees 80 Children From Forced Labour. Support Us!

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10 million children in India forced to work 10 million children aged five to fourteen are currently working in India. This situation affects their physical, mental and emotional well-being. Children in rural areas are more vulnerable than children of the same age in cities. The situation is even worse for the children of indigenous tribes […]

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 […]