The Taboo of Humanitarian Inequalities: what can be learnt from the 2010s

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Taking an introspective look at humanitarian action’s pitfalls throughout the 2010s is key for the constant betterment and no-repeat of past mistakes that must, without question, unfold within the sector in the new decade. Our turning into the new year provides an invaluable opportunity to also turn the page, and to honestly attest to humanitarianism’s […]

2019 – A Year in Children’s Rights

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We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.  — Nelson Mandela Look into any dictionary and you will probably find the same definition of what children’s rights are (should be): the rights of children to have access to health, education, family life and […]

Indigenous peoples’ rights: from prosperity to privilege

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Indigenous peoples is a term full of controversy. According to the prestigious Merriam-Webster dictionary indigenous means ‘innate’, ‘inborn’, ‘belonging to a locality’. Its synonyms include ‘aboriginal’ and ‘native’. It’s an adjective that has been exploited for its ambiguity throughout history. Just recall the chicken or the egg dilemma. Which (or who) came first? Who are the real locals, the real natives? After […]

Health as a right and a reality for everyone with Universal Health Coverage

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The 12th December 2019, we are celebrating the second official Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In order to prepare, let’s engage in a conversation about health. What is Universal Health Coverage? UHC is: promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services provided to all people and communities. It is health of sufficient quality which does […]