Do children belong in schools? Homeschooling in the USA as a social movement

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Across the United States of America (U.S.), decades of advocacy campaigns from homeschooling supporters have led to the general deregulation of mandatory school attendance. With varying levels of state scrutiny and administration, parents and carers are now free to homeschool their children. While alternative manifestations of traditional education are not inherently negative, the lack of […]

Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Discover India, Education, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Life at Humanium, Peace, Poverty, violence

Every year poses certain challenges to people around the world, but it is especially challenging when those affected by global events are children. Unfortunately, 2022 was not favorable for children in many ways, and there is only hope that the new year can bring more stability, especially to children and their families suffering in armed […]

Incorporating mindfulness and meditation into children’s lives

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In a world bustling with activity, children, and adults alike, often get caught up in emotional chaos. On that account, the newer generations are realizing the importance of reducing anxiety to lead a more purposeful life. Incorporating mindfulness into homes and classrooms can be a great method to help children cope with stress. The popularity […]

A pandemic atop a pandemic: the increasing mental health crisis among adolescents in the United States

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The United States of America (U.S.) has seen a dramatic rise in recorded instances of anxiety and depression among its youth population (Horowitz, 2019). These mental health challenges affect youth, and in particular adolescents, across the country with roughly equal proportions despite the race, economic background or gender of the young person in question (Horowitz, […]

Climate crisis is a children’s rights crisis

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The climate crisis is being addressed at the global, regional and national levels, through a wide range of high-level political commitments, treaties, resolutions, frameworks, policies and agreements. Despite all those initiatives and commitments, children are still left behind in policies and in mitigation and adaptation measures to address the climate crisis and the states’ failures to […]

The social integration of unaccompanied minors in Spain – main challenges and solutions

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Citizenship, Education, Empowerment, Freedom, Migration, refugees

Spain receives a great number of unaccompanied minors due to its geographical situation. However, many of these minors do not fully integrate into society before turning eighteen years old, which is extremely important because they are no longer under the guardianship of the state once they reach that age. Most of them reach the majority […]

Positive effects of yoga on children’s mental and physical health

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Just like adults, children’s ability to relax has a significant impact on their cognitive and metacognitive development. This state of balance is not an innate skill, but instead can be learned through regular practice and exercise. By engaging in relaxation techniques such as yoga, children can improve their mental state which, in turn, enables them […]

Bride trafficking – the escalating phenomenon of forced marriage and sexual slavery in China

Posted on Posted in Child Marriage, Children's Rights, Explotation, Human Rights, Migration, Poverty, refugees

China has seen a marked increase in the trafficking of young women and girls for the purposes of marriage and sexual slavery. This trend is primarily a consequence of the longstanding one-child policy and the country’s preference for boys, which has catalysed a significant gender imbalance (Barr, 2019). As a result, young men are turning […]

How do US states measure up to children’s rights?

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most ratified international human rights treaty. Since its adoption in 1989, 196 countries have ratified the CRC, including Somalia and South Sudan which ratified it in 2015 (OHCRC, 2022). To date, the United States (US) is the only country in the world that hasn’t […]

Children as victims of bombing at the hands of the Colombian state

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Most recently, Colombia‘s history has been marked by armed conflict. Overall, the social and political struggle – which stemmed from the discontent of the rural sector, the unequal distribution of land and the lack of political participation to the detriment of certain sectors of society – have consequently led to the use of violence (La […]