2019 – A Year in Children’s Rights

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Education, Empowerment, Health, Life at Humanium

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 […]

Indigenous peoples’ rights: from prosperity to privilege

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

Indigenous peoples is a term full of controversy. According to the prestigious Merriam-Webster dictionary indigenous means ‘innate’, ‘inborn’, ‘belonging to a locality’. Its synonyms include ‘aboriginal’ and ‘native’. It’s an adjective that has been exploited for its ambiguity throughout history. Just recall the chicken or the egg dilemma. Which (or who) came first? Who are the real locals, the real natives? After […]

Health as a right and a reality for everyone with Universal Health Coverage

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Health

The 12th December 2019, we are celebrating the second official Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day. In order to prepare, let’s engage in a conversation about health. What is Universal Health Coverage? UHC is: promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services provided to all people and communities. It is health of sufficient quality which does […]

This Mental Health Day, get involved!

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

At Humanium, we value a methodology developed by Human Rights Defenders, Life Coaches, Psychology Leadership Graduates and Somatic Experience Therapists, professionals that focus on protecting children through awareness. We want children to be able to become actors of their own projects, wishes and goals. With mental health prevention support, they will have a better chance […]

Should We Get Involved? The Health System in Mozambique

Posted on Posted in Health

Public health throughout the country Mozambique, highly affected by poverty, with 54% of the population living in absolute poverty, has inadequate facilities in their public health system. (WHO, n.d.) Their public health is rather basic, limited, and insufficient. In a country which is highly affected by diseases such as malaria, cholera, and diarrhea, it is […]