Age-assessment of migrant children

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In the past decade, migration and external displacement have become realities an increasing number of children face. Additionally, migrant children are one of the most vulnerable population groups and the inability to provide documentation confirming their age and status exacerbates this vulnerability.  Age disputes caused by increased suspicion and scepticism surrounding the arrival of migrant […]

Digital health – the future of healthcare for children

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As the world steamrolls further into the digital age, industries and institutions are being forced to adapt to the effects and impacts of technology. The healthcare sector is no exception. Over the last decade, technological advancements have revolutionised both the provision of healthcare, and the ways in which patients access medical information and communicate with […]

A landmark ruling for environmental rights in Ecuador

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Nine girls from the Ecuadorian Amazon and their respective communities of origin won their appeal before the Sucumbíos Provincial Court of Justice, in which they had asked the State of Ecuador to assume its environmental responsibilities to ban the practice of gas flaring and to bring reparations to thousands of affected local and indigenous communities. […]

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 impact of Covid-19 on child labour in cobalt mines in the DRC

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

Last year, after schools and businesses closed during the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, remote working and learning via video-conferencing were increasingly relied on, even becoming the main means of communication. As a result there was a 26% hike in sales of electronic devices such as smartphones, computers and tablets. The health crisis was […]

Understanding the Impact of Food Advertising on Childhood Obesity

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As of 2019, over 50 million children under the age of 5 were overweight (UNICEF, 2019). This number continues to rise in both high and low-income countries, as the economic impact of global obesity exceeds US$2 trillion – roughly 2.8% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) (UNICEF, 2019). Though there are numerous drivers and […]

Humanium Signs Joint-Statement for the Realization of Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment

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Humanium has signed a Joint-Statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on the realization of children’s rights to a healthy environment. The Joint-Statement was delivered on 3 March 2021 by the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI) and Child Rights Connect Working Group on Child Rights and the Environment in light of the […]

Children’s Mental Health During the Pandemic – A Distressing Reality

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It is an unignorable reality that (until recently) the seemingly invincible coronavirus brought about unprecedented changes in our daily lives on a global scale.  Overnight, countries have started facing a rapid escalation of the spread of the virus and introduced lockdowns that panned weeks in some, and months in others, resulting in millions grappling to […]

“Horrified” MEPs demand Bolsonaro Stop Amazon Deforestation Amidst Covid-19

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Indigenous people, Life at Humanium

Humanium has facilitated the writing of Open Letter which was sent by 20 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to the Brazilian government on 1 March 2021. In the letter, which demands an end to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, MEPs condemned Brazil’s handling of Covid-19 pandemic as “failed” and urged immediate action for the […]

Children in Border and Asylum Procedures: “The Best Interest of the Child” Principle in Migration

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Children in the displacement cycle experience the significant issues of invisibility in asylum procedures and the adult-focus of the migratory framework. In his research on “The Child in International Refugee Law”, Jason Pobjoy applies a three-folded principle of “the best interest of the child” to the context of migration – as an independent source of […]