Improving children’s well-being through the Montessori education models

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The first Montessori school opened its door to students more than 115 years ago in Rome, Italy. What makes Montessori different from other educational methods, is its focus on both the mental and physical development of a child. Rather than imposing strict classroom rules and restrictions, parents and educators who follow the Montessori Method put […]

Education barriers faced by young mothers in Africa

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Africa is one of the continents with the most alarming numbers of adolescent pregnancies in the world (UNFPA, 2022). While many of those pregnancies happen in child marriages, which is another issue that many countries across Africa are not addressing successfully, another cause is insufficient sexual and reproductive health education and a lack of information […]

Raising an African-American child in modern-day America

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African-Americans currently make up 13% of the population in the United States. That amounts to 42 million people, out of which 2.68 million are black children, up to the age of four.  (Loyd M. C, 2021) Unfortunate events throughout history, as well as numerous policies that the country has enforced, have significantly influenced the lives […]

Sex tourism in Morocco: a thriving industry against children’s rights

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Morocco is increasingly becoming a ‘paradise’ for paedophiles coming from all around the world. Given its easy accessibility to Europe, the large number of impoverished children and the taboo nature of this issue, Morocco is the perfect destination for sex tourism and child sexual exploitation. Moreover, the weak legal and law enforcement structures in implementing […]

Bacha Bazi – severe child abuse disguised as an Afghani custom

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Bacha Bazi is a custom that has been around Afghan tradition for centuries. However, over time, due to poverty and innumerable tragedies that have infiltrated the society of the region, this tradition got distorted to an extent that is now directly violating human and children´s rights. This practice became excessive once the US Special Forces […]

Humanium raises its voice to advocate for the eradication of child labor and trafficking of persons

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Humanium is committed to fighting against child labor and child trafficking and is actively involved in several multi-level projects aimed at eliminating these practices and ensuring full respect for children’s rights. Humanium is indeed engaged in deep cooperation with civil society to build strong partnerships to implement children’s rights and we strive to propose recommendations […]

Up in smoke: the United States of America’s vaping epidemic threatens adolescent futures

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Following rapid growth, e-cigarettes have become the most used tobacco product among youth populations in the United States of America (USA) (Cullen, 2019). Their modern packaging – often shaped like USB flash drives – and multiplicity of artificial flavours appeal to younger demographics (Cullen, 2019). Beyond the glitz and glamour, e-cigarettes have been thrust to […]

Forced migration of Palestinian children

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“Every Palestinian child has the right to an environment in which they can reach their innate potential.” – UNICEF, 2019 Whilst most of the Palestinian children were forced to migrate to other countries due to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that started in 1947, those who stayed are faced with a myriad of hardships. Among 2 million […]

Ethnic cleansing and grave violations of children’s rights in Ethiopia’s Western Tigray region

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Hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans have been silently displaced, abused and scrutinized in atrocious actions played by the Amhara region and the Ethiopian Federal troops where children, women and men not only lost their homes and loved ones but also their dignity and human rights. This ethnic war has caused children in Western Tigray to […]