What Has 2020 Meant for Children’s Rights?

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Discover India, Education, Empowerment, Environment, Health, Life at Humanium

At the beginning of 2020, no one could have imagined how challenging and unprecedented the year would become in numerous aspects of our daily lives, children’s rights included. One thing is certain – the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a major, unfavorable impact on the lives of many children and families. As the world was […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Access to Food in the United Kingdom

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

Every child has the right to enjoy an adequate standard of living, food and to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Child food insecurity is a complex issue that has affected the most vulnerable children and families in the United Kingdom (UK) and this problem has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Household food insecurities present a […]

Is 2020 a Lost Academic Year? The Impact of COVID-19 on Education in Eastern Africa: A Case Study of Kenya

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

A study conducted in nine African countries (including Kenya) by Human Rights Watch (HRW) between April and August 2020 revealed that COVID-19 is exacerbating previous inequalities by excluding vulnerable children from receiving quality education (Human Rights Watch, 2020). As of November 11, 2020, Kenya had reported 64, 588 COVID-19 cases, with 1,154 deaths (John Hopkins […]

United Nations’ Approval of the Revolutionary Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment

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

On October 7, 2020, the United Nations approved the Resolution on Realizing Children’s Rights Through a Healthy Environment. Our partner, Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), has published an insightful article about this historical event. This Resolution is indeed a landmark – it represents a starting point for the implementation of children’s environmental rights and a […]

Slovenian Ambassador Speaks out on Environmental Rights

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

Sabina Stadler Repnik, Ambassador of Slovenia and Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the United Nations Office and Other International Organisations in Geneva, has authored an insightful article on the importance of environmental rights for the future of our planet. Originally published by Humanium’s partner organisation, the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI), the Ambassador’s article highlights […]

Humanium Joins Global Call for Right to a Healthy Environment

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

Almost 1000 organisations have called on the nations of the world to recognise the international human right to a healthy environment for all. Humanium has participated in the extraordinary civil society call which we are proud to publish below. In September 2020, Humanium joined forces with almost 1000 civil society organisations to endorse a Joint […]

Menstrual Stigma and Chhaupadi Practices

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Discover India, Freedom, Health, Poverty, violence

In a school in Gujarat’s Bhuj, India, 70 students were forced by their principals to remove their undergarments in order to continue their education. Why? Because they had to prove that they were not menstruating. This did not occur last decade or last year, it happened in early 2020. (SheThePeople, 2020) Although many countries and […]

Abuse of Youth Athletes in Preparation for the Olympics Games in Japan

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

In September 1990, Japan signed the United Convention on the Rights of the Child. Four years later, in April 1994, Japan ratified the Treaty, a document whose Article 32 outlines the rights of children to work without exploitation: “States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing […]