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 […]

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 […]

Humanium at Rwanda’s UN Child Rights Review

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Humanium attended the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (CRC) 84th session this January 2020, where we sat in on the review of the state of Rwanda. Humanium’s co-founder and CEO Arndt Soret was back in Rwanda again just a few months ago in November 2019 delivering Humanium’s Child Rights Workshops to […]

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 […]

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 of the Girl Child

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GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable “Empowerment of and investment in girls are key in breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and in promoting and protecting the full and effective enjoyment of their human rights.” -Extract from the United Nations Resolution 66/170 Approximately 25 years ago, many men and women from various countries attended the “China […]

Soul’s power of non-violence – Mr. Gandhi would have turned 150 today

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On October 2nd this year, we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian philosopher and activist, defender of the nonviolence school of thought. (Ministry of Culture Government of India, n.d.) Gandhi’s impact was so immense in India, and he was considered a hero, that his birthday is a national holiday, called the festival […]