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 […]

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 […]

Hand in Hand India awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Puraskar

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Our local partner for over 10 years Hand in Hand India, has been awarded with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Puraskar from the Honorable President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. This award recognises Hand in Hand India’s work in the field of alleviating child labour having mainstreamed over 300,00 children into Government Schools. […]

Our Impact in India

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

Emilie Compignie, in charge of Development, talks about the success of Humanium’s first projects in India, where she measured the impact almost 10 years after their launch.       Sankarapuram Sankarapuram was the first village that Humanium and Hand in Hand supported in Tamil Nadu in 2009.   The Child Learning Centre was then […]

How to End Child Labour in India? #BacktoSchoolwithHumanium!

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Over 30 million children in India between the ages of 6 and 13 won’t start the new academic year (Estimating the Number of out-of-school Children,  2016). Instead, many of those who are out-of-school are forced to work as ragmen, miners and in restaurants. Humanium’s Education Centre project gives children new hope to engage in formal […]

The situation of women in India

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In Indian society, women are traditionally discriminated against and excluded from political and family related decisions. Despite the large amount of work women must do on a daily basis to support their families, their opinions are rarely acknowledged and their rights are limited. From the time they are born, young Indian girls are the victims […]