Child Labor in India

Posted on Posted in Children's Rights, Discover India, Explotation, Freedom, Human Rights, Poverty

What is the first thing you think about when someone mentions India? The beauty of Indian culture, food, history, environment? Or do you perhaps think of air pollution, overpopulation and poverty faced by many Indians? India is definitely a place that produces mixed images for a large number of people. While there are, without any […]

Guidance: How to bring a case before the Committee on the Rights of the Child

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Whatever problems your child may face, they have rights and those rights are protected at the international level by the Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Committee on the Rights of the Child is a body of experts tasked with overseeing the implementation of the international Convention on the Rights of the Child […]

What Respect Is There for Children’s Rights concerning Surrogacy?

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Tolerated in certain countries (including Portugal and Belgium), prohibited in others (such as France), surrogacy has entered public debate in recent years, as its modern practices pose ethical questions regarding children’s rights, more specifically with respect to the child’s best interest. So, to better understand the current questions around this issue, Humanium is here to […]

Honor Killings: Is There an End in Sight?

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This article is a follow-up to “Femicide from a Global Perspective” and takes a deeper look into one of the gravest human rights violations committed against girls and women today: honor killings. This semantically-charged term implies that there is an excuse or explanation for an act of violence—therein lie the challenges in defining honor killings. […]

Protecting the LGBTQ+ Youth in Vietnam

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Following Human Rights Watch’s (HRW) recent report “‘My Teacher Said I Had a Disease’: Barriers to the Right to Education for LGBT Youth in Vietnam”, Humanium calls on the government of Vietnam to protect the rights of LGBTQ+ children and adults. Published on February 12, 2020, the document reports on the conditions which LGBTQ+ youth […]

Children in the Shadow of the Swedish Migration Agency

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The following is based on personal experiences while working with a group of refugee children at a primary school in Northern Sweden between 2016 and 2018. The events described here are not implied to represent a national trend in Sweden. The characters’ names and nationalities have been altered to protect their identities. Migrationsverket – a […]

Humanium at Rwanda’s UN Child Rights Review

Posted on Posted in Association's life, Children's Rights, Education, Human Rights, Life at Humanium

Humanium attended the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child’s (CRC) 84th session this January 2020, where we sat in on the review of the state of Rwanda. Humanium’s co-founder and CEO Arndt Soret was back in Rwanda again just a few months ago in November 2019 delivering Humanium’s Child Rights Workshops to […]

The Taboo of Humanitarian Inequalities: what can be learnt from the 2010s

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Taking an introspective look at humanitarian action’s pitfalls throughout the 2010s is key for the constant betterment and no-repeat of past mistakes that must, without question, unfold within the sector in the new decade. Our turning into the new year provides an invaluable opportunity to also turn the page, and to honestly attest to humanitarianism’s […]