Children Human Rights Defenders: a need for empowerment and protection of our children

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Youth mobilisation has witnessed an important growth over the past decade, with children standing up for their rights and the rights of others. Examples are flourishing worldwide, with the latest and largest instance being their global mobilisation for climate awareness, standing up for their right to life, health, food, water and else. These children are […]

Rwanda today: making the No.1 cruelty in humanity for survivors of the 1995 genocide more bearable

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‘If you would know me and you really know yourself you would not have killed me’ it says at the entrance of the genocide museum in Kigali. Agreed, and that is why Humanium is present here to conduct our workshops on children’s rights twice per year. As mental health professionals we meet teachers, parents, children, […]

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).   […]

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 […]