Stained by blood, not oil: the Yemen crisis unfolding in front of our (closed) eyes

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Sana’a, Aden, Socotra: two major cities with fascinating histories and a unique archipelago, all found in a country called Yemen, a stunning corner of the Arabian Peninsula. Mesmerising, yet most Westerners would struggle to pinpoint this land on the map, let alone its cities and its World Heritage Site island province. In fact, fame and […]

Rwanda: breaking the circle of violence

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With a new intuitive understanding of children’s rights. “You have no right to hit your wife!” systematically claims Arndt Soret, chairperson and founder of Humanium when coaching groups in Rwanda. “Violence and guilt will keep on being passed on like hot potatoes from generation to generation since the 1994 genocide, if we don’t do anything […]

“Whether you are a boy or a girl, you are never too young to lead ! ”

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Human Rights

.. was the key message of Sierra Leone’s Mellicentia’s speech at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva on Friday, 28th of September 2018.     Over 20 children (aged between 14 and 17) had the chance to lead us through the various conferences about the world’s problems and solutions […]

A Practice of Separating Families

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By adopting a “zero” tolerance policy for undocumented migrants arrested at the United States border, Donald Trump’s administration is separating thousands of children from their parents. Across the US and the entire world, people among the civil society, politicians, judges but also the international community, have voiced their opposition to the Trump administration’s inhumane immigration […]

The Rohingya Refugee Crisis – Another generation growing up persecuted and stateless?

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The Rohingya: “the world’s most persecuted minority” The Rohingya, a Muslim minority from Rakhine State in Myanmar (also known as Burma), have faced persecution at the hands of Myanmar military since the country’s independence in the late 1940s. Effectively denied citizenship under the 1982 Citizenship law, they were rendered stateless, barred from citizenship and basic […]