Gambian Women Are Speaking Out About The Sexual Violence Of Ex-President Yahya Jammeh

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New evidence has revealed the former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s perpetration of serial sex abuse and predation on young women during his 22 year-long dictatorship. “And when I screamed that I was dying he said: “No, it’s fun”. And to people wondering why am I saying this so vividly and so loud it’s because it’s […]

World Population Day Spotlights Children’s Rights And Wellbeing

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World Population Day on July 11 2019 celebrates its 30th anniversary as a day of international recognition for the human right to family planning. Humanium is taking the occasion to celebrate the United Nations’ promotion of this issue which resides at the heart of child liberties and wellbeing.  World Population Day offers a poignant moment […]

Eliminating Sexual Violence and Safeguarding the Rights of the Most Vulnerable

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Background On June 19, 2008 resolution 1820 (2008) was adopted by the UN security council. The resolution condemned sexual violence as a tactic of war and an impediment to peace building. In efforts to commemorate this resolution, the UN general assembly declared, June 19 of each year the international day for the elimination of sexual […]

Kill because of Differences or Create because of Community?

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The World Day of Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development. The World Day of Cultural Diversity, for Dialogue and Development, is an annual UNESCO action day that takes place on the 21st May.   Why is Celebrating Cultural Diversity Important? Nowadays, living in a world that moves so fast and alongside people from every corner […]

Reflections from Rwanda: Everything starts with a dream…

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by Vicdan Merter, Life Coach from Istanbul, Turkey.   My Rwanda journey started with a dream in 2015, where Arndt Soret, CEO of Humanium, I and couple of other friends gathered around a common stake: Creating homes for children! That was my first time I have created the possibility of going to Rwanda with Humanium’s […]

Children Human Rights Defenders: a need for empowerment and protection of our children

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Youth mobilisation has witnessed an important growth over the past decade, with children standing up for their rights and the rights of others. Examples are flourishing worldwide, with the latest and largest instance being their global mobilisation for climate awareness, standing up for their right to life, health, food, water and else. These children are […]

Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy 2019

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The Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy took place on the 26 of March, and each year assembles hundreds of courageous dissidents and human rights victims, activists, diplomats, journalists and student leaders to shine a spotlight on urgent human rights situations that require global attention (Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, 2019).   […]

Focus Switzerland: The obstacles that led to the late women’s vote only in 1971 and 1 way Humanium chooses

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Today you might see Switzerland as a successful and safe country with regards to its commitment to equal rights for all. Most importantly,  you might think of Switzerland as a role model for the occidental world. All this is true. However, it has not always been this way – especially when it comes to equal […]

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 […]