The virtuous cycle of meaningful child participation

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On 1 April 2021, the European Union and the Council of Europe launched the joint project ‘CP4EUROPE’. This project seeks to improve the means and opportunities for child participation (Council of Europe, 2021). Although participation is considered to be a fundamental right of the child, there is still an increasing need for projects which would […]

The impact of Covid-19 on child labour in cobalt mines in the DRC

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Last year, after schools and businesses closed during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working and learning via video-conferencing were increasingly relied on, even becoming the main means of communication. As a result there was a 26% hike in sales of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers and tablets. The health crisis was […]

Understanding the Impact of Food Advertising on Childhood Obesity

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As of 2019, over 50 million children under the age of 5 were overweight (UNICEF, 2019). This number continues to rise in both high and low-income countries, as the economic impact of global obesity exceeds US$2 trillion – roughly 2.8% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) (UNICEF, 2019). Though there are numerous drivers and […]

Humanium Signs Joint-Statement for the Realization of Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment

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Humanium has signed a Joint-Statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on the realization of children’s rights to a healthy environment. The Joint-Statement was delivered on 3 March 2021 by the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI) and Child Rights Connect Working Group on Child Rights and the Environment in light of the […]

Humanium Delivers a Joint Statement at the Human Rights Council’s Annual Full-Day Meeting on the Rights of the Child (ADRC)

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On March 1, 2021, the Human Rights Council’s (HRC) annual full-day meeting on the rights of the child (ADRC) took place. This year’s Annual Day focused on the theme ”The rights of the child and the Sustainable Development Goals”. Humanium, together with other NGOs, delivered a joint statement emphasizing the need to protect, invest in and […]

Children’s Mental Health During the Pandemic – A Distressing Reality

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It is an unignorable reality that (until recently) the seemingly invincible coronavirus brought about unprecedented changes in our daily lives on a global scale.  Overnight, countries have started facing a rapid escalation of the spread of the virus and introduced lockdowns that panned weeks in some, and months in others, resulting in millions grappling to […]

Do Screens Hijack Children’s Attention Spans? Understanding the Impact of Screen Time on Child Development

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As the world continues to evolve, children are no longer exempt from the increasingly wide reaches of technological innovation. Gone are the days when children would solely dream of green grass and imaginative outdoor games. Today, many children are closely familiar with the online world from an infantile age. This exposure to the Internet can […]

The Year to End Child Labour

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The International Labour Organization (ILO) has marked 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, with the aim of encouraging legislative and policy action that would eradicate the scourge of child labour worldwide. However, unless appropriate mechanisms are designed to mitigate the decline in child labour wages, a ban on child labour […]

Child Malnutrition in India – An Issue in Need of Eradication

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Malnutrition amongst children under the age of five is a doorway to a life landmarked with cognitive and physical setbacks. With words like ‘consumerism’ and ‘food surplus’ headlining the world today, high levels of malnutrition shine light on the harsh truth of inequality, lack of access and poverty that continue to affect the lives of […]

“Horrified” MEPs demand Bolsonaro Stop Amazon Deforestation Amidst Covid-19

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Humanium has facilitated the writing of Open Letter which was sent by 20 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to the Brazilian government on 1 March 2021. In the letter, which demands an end to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, MEPs condemned Brazil’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as “failed” and urged immediate action for the […]