Post-Election Crisis in Guinea: The Child Victims of Politics

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October 18, 2020, marks the day of the Guinean elections. A day of upheaval and instability in a country already plagued by systemic insecurity linked to politics and, more specifically, to the candidacy of the current President of Guinea. Guinea today is marred by inter-ethnic tensions and the use of firearms against civilians.  In the […]

Humanium Discusses the Situation of Children in Times of Armed Conflict with Virginia Gamba

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On 13 October 2020, Humanium attended a virtual meeting with Virginia Gamba; UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict (UN SRSG/CAAC). As a partner of Child Rights Connect and a member of a working group on the rights of children in armed conflict, Humanium had the opportunity to participate in the event with other […]

Humanium at the Forefront of the Protection of Children’s Rights in Armed Conflicts

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Humanium has signed a Joint-Statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) on the Situation of Children in Armed Conflict. During this month of September, the International Day to Protect Education from Attack (9 September) and the International Day of Peace (21 September) urged the International Community to reflect upon the right to education, […]

The Situation of Children in Morocco: Between Progress and Challenges

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In May 2020, UNICEF Morocco released an update on the situation of children in Morocco. This report is not only interesting in terms of its content but also in terms of its structure. Although focused on Morocco, the advice can be applied to other contexts, as can the methodology used to analyse the situation. An […]

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. […]

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Reflections on the Current State of Children’s Rights in Situations of Armed Conflict, Forced Displacement and Migration

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To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (herein the CRC), it is important to reflect on some of the most critical issues children face in today’s world: armed conflict, forced displacement and child migration. In recent memory is the image of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy who […]

Soul’s power of non-violence – Mr. Gandhi would have turned 150 today

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On October 2nd this year, we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Indian philosopher and activist, defender of the nonviolence school of thought. (Ministry of Culture Government of India, n.d.) Gandhi’s impact was so immense in India, and he was considered a hero, that his birthday is a national holiday, called the festival […]

October 2, International Day: The Power of Nonviolence!

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“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time”. (Martin Luther King Jr., December 10, 1964) This quote from Nobel Peace prize’s acceptance speech shows Martin Luther King’s commitment to nonviolence. His standpoint is related to Gandhi’s ideas and principles upon which he achieved social change for advancing civil rights […]