How child friendly cities are contributing to children’s development and wellbeing

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Child friendly urban planning is an emerging field. It advocates a coherent and systematic approach to planning and designing cities that realizes children’s rights and improves children’s development and well-being (Cities Alive, 2017). The concept of child friendly cities offers the chance to design a city tailored-made for all the citizens which is equal and […]

Children’s lack of access to pediatric intensive care in rural areas threatens their right to life

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Pediatric intensive care is fundamental in reducing morbidity and mortality globally. In rural areas, the majority of hospitals is lacking designated intensive care units, healthcare staff trained to care for critically ill children, and rapid access to necessary medications, supplies and equipment. Consequently, children in rural areas and other resource-limited settings face increasing barriers to […]

Humanium advocates to prevent violence against children with the Children and Violence Working Group 

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Explotation, Life at Humanium, violence

On March 17, 2022, Humanium attended a pivotal side event to the 49th Human Rights Council session titled “Investing in Integrated Services to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children”, organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Child Rights Connect Working Group on Children and Violence.  An event to […]

Humanium submits proposals to the United Nations to end the trafficking of children in the agricultural sector

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On January 31, 2022, Humanium proudly submitted recommendations to the Special Rapporteur on the trafficking of persons, especially women and children, which are to be included in his Report and presented during the 50th session of the Human Rights Council. This proposal document is of utmost importance as it seeks to end human trafficking in […]

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on child mortality and its collateral damage

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While worldwide child mortality rates – defined as “the annual number of child deaths divided by the total number of births in a given region” (Humanium, n.d.) – are decreasing slowly, the Covid-19 pandemic has cast doubt on the permanence of this trend. The pandemic has also had indirect effects on the lives of many […]

Exploitation of children in sport : a widespread and unchecked problem

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Sport is an essential part of a child’s physical and mental development and growth. Unfortunately, far too often, children are maltreated and abused in a sporting environment, and this continues to go unchecked (Human Rights Watch, 2020; OHCHR, n.d.). This is for many reasons, such as the inability to recognize abusive relationships, and child athletes […]

Children in armed conflict – the Ukraine crisis

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In light of the recent events in Ukraine, it is important to emphasise maintaining peace and protection for all children in Ukraine. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine poses an immediate and growing threat to the lives and well-being of the country’s 7.5 million children (UNICEF, 2022). Children have been killed, wounded, uprooted and severely distressed […]

The importance of children’s representation in literature and media

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Children’s representation is a key issue for child development and growth, and it has taken different forms over time. Children’s literature has played an important role in the discovery of the external and inner world of children, but the lack of representation of some ethnical groups has also represented a big challenge which is still […]

Children’s right to identity – sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE)

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When individuals are asked about their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (SOGIE), they often begin their stories saying: “I knew I was different (…)” (Marques, 2020). That suggests that society tells us that there is a ‘normal’ sexuality and gender identity. Children mostly grow up within an environment that conveys categories that are standards […]