Humanium attends Council of Europe’s session on COVID-19 and educational challenges

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The Steering Committee for the Rights of the Child (CDENF) has launched a series of webinars on the most urgent challenges related to children’s rights in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. On 22 March 2021, Humanium attended the first such webinar titled “Overcoming education challenges”. Webinars on child rights challenges during the pandemic In […]

Educational technology (EdTech) and children’s right to privacy

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As the world ventures deeper into the digital space, there is a growing need to explore the impact of novel digital technologies on children’s right to education. Conceptualising education as a human right necessitates greater attention to the United Nations’ 4A-framework (accessibility, adaptability, acceptability and availability), in particular:  the accessibility and adaptability of school environments, […]

The influence of emotional artificial intelligence and digital toys on child development

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Children’s play-spaces are increasingly permeated by modern technologies. As the world transitions into the digital age, children are more frequently exposed to digital toys. In particular, recent years have seen the rise of emotional artificial intelligence (AI) toys; items which collect data from children and adapt their functionality accordingly. Though this development is not without […]

Humanium facilitates consultation with children in view of a UN resolution on the SDG

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In light of the Annual Day on the Rights of the Child held on 1 March 2021, Humanium participated as a facilitator and member of a working group on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to gather the voices of children around the world. This was made possible thanks to Child Rights Connect, which brings together […]

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 […]

What Has 2020 Meant for Children’s Rights?

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At the beginning of 2020, no one could have imagined how challenging and unprecedented the year would become in numerous aspects of our daily lives, children’s rights included. One thing is certain – the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major, unfavorable impact on the lives of many children and families. As the world was […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Access to Food in the United Kingdom

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Every child has the right to enjoy an adequate standard of living, food and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Child food insecurity is a complex issue that has affected the most vulnerable children and families in the United Kingdom (UK) and this problem has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Household food insecurities present a […]

Is 2020 a Lost Academic Year? The Impact of COVID-19 on Education in Eastern Africa: A Case Study of Kenya

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A study conducted in nine African countries (including Kenya) by Human Rights Watch (HRW) between April and August 2020 revealed that COVID-19 is exacerbating previous inequalities by excluding vulnerable children from receiving quality education (Human Rights Watch, 2020). As of November 11, 2020, Kenya had reported 64, 588 COVID-19 cases, with 1,154 deaths (John Hopkins […]

United Nations’ Approval of the Revolutionary Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment

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On October 7, 2020, the United Nations approved the Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment. Our partner, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), has published an insightful article about this historical event. This Resolution is indeed a landmark – it represents a starting point for the implementation of children’s environmental rights and a […]