Humanium celebrates the International Day of Literacy

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International Literacy Day, celebrated on the 8th September by the United Nations, is aimed at highlighting issues around literacy as well as opportunities for civil societies and governments around the world to address literacy challenges. ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ is the theme to be explored for this year’s 2019 celebration (United Nations, 2019). “Despite progress made, […]

Child Immigration Detention: Part 1

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The immeasurable detriment of child immigration detention continues to mount in prevalence. This article explores where and how the detention of children is taking place, in flagrant violation of international law and standards and in heartbreaking degradation to the wellbeing and safety of the innumerous minors it concerns. A brief international media spotlight has passed […]

Searching for answers: The immense human rights work still to be done in face of enforced disappearance

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People look for their families for their whole lives. They themselves go missing in the search. This horrific violation happens alongside abuses of torture, coerced confessions, sexual assault and murder; and exacts untold torment upon its victims and survivors. What is Enforced Disappearance? “Enforced disappearance is the abduction of a person with the acquiescence of […]

World Humanitarian Day – 19th August

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On the 19th August every year, the international community commemorates all humanitarians who have lost their lives or became injured contributing to humanitarian causes and those who continue to serve. (UNICEF, 2013) This article will explain the history behind this special day, this year’s theme, the devastating impact that conflict has on children’s rights and […]

Abuse and Violence in Senegal’s Religious Schools

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Children’s conditions in Senegal In Senegal, although the children are worshipped, their rights are not highly prioritised. And with more than 50% of the population under the poverty line, the children of Senegal are often used as a workforce. They suffer from many diseases, including polio, malaria, diarrhoea, and iodine deficiency. In regards to education, […]