2019 – A Year in Children’s Rights

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We owe our children – the most vulnerable citizens in any society – a life free from violence and fear.  — Nelson Mandela Look into any dictionary and you will probably find the same definition of what children’s rights are (should be): the rights of children to have access to health, education, family life and […]

Indigenous peoples’ rights: from prosperity to privilege

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Indigenous peoples is a term full of controversy. According to the prestigious Merriam-Webster dictionary indigenous means ‘innate’, ‘inborn’, ‘belonging to a locality’. Its synonyms include ‘aboriginal’ and ‘native’. It’s an adjective that has been exploited for its ambiguity throughout history. Just recall the chicken or the egg dilemma. Which (or who) came first? Who are the real locals, the real natives? After […]

Health as a right and a reality for everyone with Universal Health Coverage

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The 12th December 2019, we are celebrating the second official Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In order to prepare, let’s engage in a conversation about health. What is Universal Health Coverage? UHC is: promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services provided to all people and communities. It is health of sufficient quality which does […]

Together we made child rights happen again

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What an amazing and fulfilling two weeks Humanium just spent in Rwanda! Fourteen workshops in the villages of Rwanda, experiencing child rights from the inside out with 600 children, caregivers, friends of families, local leaders and students. We trained them in skills like deep listening, acknowledgement, connecting, building powerful communities of youngsters that are now […]

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – The fight is not over

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Slavery didn’t disappear with the end of the slave trade – it currently affects more than 40 million people around the world and takes a range of forms. Slavery primarily threatens all people considered to be vulnerable, and children are unfortunately part of this group. The fight for freedom isn’t going to stop any time […]