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 […]

October 2, International Day: The Power of Nonviolence!

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“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time”. (Martin Luther King Jr., December 10, 1964) This quote from Nobel Peace prize’s acceptance speech shows Martin Luther King’s commitment to nonviolence. His standpoint is related to Gandhi’s ideas and principles upon which he achieved social change for advancing civil rights […]

Equal access to information for all – once and for all

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On the 28 September, the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), Humanium reflects on the importance of being informed, and renews its hope for the realisation of equity in access to information and education for each and every citizen of the planet. What makes access to information so important? Information is a pivotal […]

Early childhood development: The foundation of a sustainable and prosperous society

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At Humanium, we are already focusing on early childhood. It is in early childhood that the foundations for each human life are laid. Early childhood can be defined as the period between a child’s birth and their eighth birthday (World Vision). This is a crucial time in a child’s development because this period lays the […]

Humanium celebrates the International Day of Literacy

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International Literacy Day, celebrated on the 8th September by the United Nations, is aimed at highlighting issues around literacy as well as opportunities for civil societies and governments around the world to address literacy challenges. ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’ is the theme to be explored for this year’s 2019 celebration (United Nations, 2019). “Despite progress made, […]