Issue of Adaptability Concerning Children with Disabilities

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In 1989, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child assured equal rights of children with disabilities. Calling on state parties to recognize this right, the UNCRC focused on the “conditions which ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the child’s active participation in the community.” Article 23 highlights the following: “States Parties recognize […]

Honor Killings: Is There an End in Sight?

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Human Rights, Peace, violence

This article is a follow-up to “Femicide from a Global Perspective” and takes a deeper look into one of the gravest human rights violations committed against girls and women today: honor killings. This semantically-charged term implies that there is an excuse or explanation for an act of violence—therein lie the challenges in defining honor killings. […]

Protecting the LGBTQ+ Youth in Vietnam

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Freedom, Human Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights

Following Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) recent report “‘My Teacher Said I Had a Disease’: Barriers to the Right to Education for LGBT Youth in Vietnam”, Humanium calls on the government of Vietnam to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ children and adults. Published on February 12, 2020, the document reports on the conditions which LGBTQ+ youth […]

Article 31: The necessity of play in children’s lives

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The Wellcome Collection in London recently held an exhibition titled “Play Well”. In coordination with Michael Rosen’s Book of Play, the exhibition pushed its audience to consider the importance of play for children’s health.  The visitors were able to learn about German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel’s kindergarten movement which put play at its center, the Reggio […]

Ending Orphanage Tourism in Kenya

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Poverty

Orphanages have often been perceived as a safe haven for children that, due to several reasons such as poverty, war or natural disasters, their parents are unable to provide for them. However, such institutions on many occasions in fact exploit children to profit their organisations and the long-term effect that can have on children, specifically […]

Children in the Shadow of the Swedish Migration Agency

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The following is based on personal experiences while working with a group of refugee children at a primary school in Northern Sweden between 2016 and 2018. The events described here are not implied to represent a national trend in Sweden. The characters’ names and nationalities have been altered to protect their identities. Migrationsverket – a […]