Another year of challenges to children’s rights worldwide

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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 […]

Bride trafficking – the escalating phenomenon of forced marriage and sexual slavery in China

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China has seen a marked increase in the trafficking of young women and girls for the purposes of marriage and sexual slavery. This trend is primarily a consequence of the longstanding one-child policy and the country’s preference for boys, which has catalysed a significant gender imbalance (Barr, 2019). As a result, young men are turning […]

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 […]

Children as victims of bombing at the hands of the Colombian state

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Most recently, Colombia‘s history has been marked by armed conflict. Overall, the social and political struggle – which stemmed from the discontent of the rural sector, the unequal distribution of land and the lack of political participation to the detriment of certain sectors of society – have consequently led to the use of violence (La […]

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

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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 […]