Finland’s children-centric school system: a global model for success

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Finland’s educational approach, characterized by progressive reforms, offers a compelling model for other countries. With its delayed introduction of compulsory education and a strong focus on learning rather than standardized testing, Finland prioritizes student well-being. These lessons provide valuable guidance for nations aiming to improve their schooling systems, emphasizing innovation, and children’s rights as essential […]

General Comment No. 26 (GC26): a step forward for children’s participation in climate change

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The climate crisis is changing the world as we know it. Even if children are the least responsible for the climate crisis, they are at the forefront of fighting against this crisis which is most than all a children’s rights crisis. With the publication of General Comment No. 26 (GC26), the United Nations Committee on the Rights of […]

Afghan girls’ rights erased: the Taliban takeover aftermath

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Afghanistan is a country that boasts a rich culture and magnificent landscapes but that also is the land of people who have endured immense hardship. The Taliban’s return to power in 2021 has brought Afghanistan to the centre of human rights concerns. Economic crisis, poverty, famine, and children’s imperilled livelihoods form part of the takeover […]

The civil war in Sudan: a grave humanitarian crisis for children

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Sudan’s past tensions and turmoil resurfaces in April 2023, with a civil war raging between the Sudanese military and the paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (‘RSF’). At the crossroads of tensions and violence are the Sudanese population and a particularly vulnerable group in the midst of war – its children. Toppling an existing humanitarian […]

The situation of Ukrainian refugee children in Poland

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Poland has been the country that has welcomed the biggest number of refugees coming from Ukraine since the start of the conflict. Indeed, the response of the Polish government and the Polish people has been very supportive. Out of all the refugees who have arrived in Poland, there is also a great number of children […]

How to unlock children’s hidden talents and help them achieve their full potential in life

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Teachers and parents are often the ones who identify a child’s talents at an early age. However, there are many cultural and ethnic differences in parenting styles around the world, so it is not possible to have a one-size-fits-all approach to helping all children succeed. Nevertheless, it is important for society as a whole to […]

Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Discover India, Education, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Life at Humanium, Peace, Poverty, violence

Every year poses certain challenges to people around the world, but it is especially challenging when those affected by global events are children. Unfortunately, 2022 was not favorable for children in many ways, and there is only hope that the new year can bring more stability, especially to children and their families suffering in armed […]

How do US states measure up to children’s rights?

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most ratified international human rights treaty. Since its adoption in 1989, 196 countries have ratified the CRC, including Somalia and South Sudan which ratified it in 2015 (OHCRC, 2022). To date, the United States (US) is the only country in the world that hasn’t […]

The importance of children’s representation in literature and media

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Children’s representation is a key issue for child development and growth, and it has taken different forms over time. Children’s literature has played an important role in the discovery of the external and inner world of children, but the lack of representation of some ethnical groups has also represented a big challenge which is still […]

The horrors of Canada’s history: the unmarked indigenous graves

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In May 2021, Canada was rocked by the discovery of an unmarked gravesite designated for over 200 indigenous children (Cecco, Michael & Voce, 2021). The burial ground, located on the premises of a former school in British Columbia, is testimony to the country’s historic segregation of indigenous children from mainstream society and the flagrant abuse […]