Sex tourism in Morocco: a thriving industry against children’s rights

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Explotation, Human Rights, Poverty, violence

Morocco is increasingly becoming a ‘paradise’ for paedophiles coming from all around the world. Given its easy accessibility to Europe, the large number of impoverished children and the taboo nature of this issue, Morocco is the perfect destination for sex tourism and child sexual exploitation. Moreover, the weak legal and law enforcement structures in implementing […]

Bacha Bazi – severe child abuse disguised as an Afghani custom

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

Bacha Bazi is a custom that has been around Afghan tradition for centuries. However, over time, due to poverty and innumerable tragedies that have infiltrated the society of the region, this tradition got distorted to an extent that is now directly violating human and children´s rights. This practice became excessive once the US Special Forces […]

Humanium raises its voice to advocate for the eradication of child labor and trafficking of persons

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Explotation, Labour

Humanium is committed to fighting against child labor and child trafficking and is actively involved in several multi-level projects aimed at eliminating these practices and ensuring full respect for children’s rights. Humanium is indeed engaged in deep cooperation with civil society to build strong partnerships to implement children’s rights and we strive to propose recommendations […]

Forced migration of Palestinian children

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Migration, Poverty, refugees, violence

“Every Palestinian child has the right to an environment in which they can reach their innate potential.” – UNICEF, 2019 Whilst most of the Palestinian children were forced to migrate to other countries due to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that started in 1947, those who stayed are faced with a myriad of hardships. Among 2 million […]

Safeguarding elite child athletes: a multidimensional challenge

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Explotation, Health

At the landmark 2020 International Labour Organisation (ILO) Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport, member states emphasised the need for “special protection” for young athletes, given the intensity of their working environments. With limited consent, young athletes are frequently required to push themselves through extreme physical training, risking serious or chronic […]

How early marriage is negatively impacting maternal health during teenage pregnancies worldwide

Posted on Posted in Child Marriage, Children's Rights, Explotation, Health

In the world, as we know it, marriage stands for a symbiosis of support and understanding. However, the sad reality is that not everyone gets the same chance to make it right. Whilst it is true that forced child marriage practice has decreased over time, we still have a long way to go.  Unfortunate instances […]

The importance of children’s right to education in armed conflicts

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Education, Explotation, refugees, violence

In armed conflicts, education is frequently not considered to be as important as other rights and it is often overlooked. Nevertheless, education in these situations is vital for every child since it provides them with much more than the right to learn. It is of major importance for their psychological and physical well-being. Likewise, education […]

Recruitment of minors in football: the regulation of young players

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Explotation, Freedom

The rapid commercialization of football (or soccer) and its growth into a lucrative financial market are driving high-level actors in the sport towards the exploitation of children for profit. The incentives are clear; the European football market alone is worth a staggering £25 billion, and its main assets are young athletes in vulnerable positions (Deloitte, […]

Humanium advocates to prevent violence against children with the Children and Violence Working Group 

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Explotation, Life at Humanium, violence

On March 17, 2022, Humanium attended a pivotal side event to the 49th Human Rights Council session titled “Investing in Integrated Services to Prevent and Respond to Violence against Children”, organized by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Child Rights Connect Working Group on Children and Violence.  An event to […]