A pandemic atop a pandemic: the increasing mental health crisis among adolescents in the United States

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The United States of America (U.S.) has seen a dramatic rise in recorded instances of anxiety and depression among its youth population (Horowitz, 2019). These mental health challenges affect youth, and in particular adolescents, across the country with roughly equal proportions despite the race, economic background or gender of the young person in question (Horowitz, […]

The importance of children’s representation in literature and media

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Children’s representation is a key issue for child development and growth, and it has taken different forms over time. Children’s literature has played an important role in the discovery of the external and inner world of children, but the lack of representation of some ethnical groups has also represented a big challenge which is still […]

Children’s right to identity – sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (SOGIE)

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When individuals are asked about their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (SOGIE), they often begin their stories saying: “I knew I was different (…)” (Marques, 2020). That suggests that society tells us that there is a ‘normal’ sexuality and gender identity. Children mostly grow up within an environment that conveys categories that are standards […]

Humanium Signs Joint-Statement for the Realization of Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment

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Humanium has signed a Joint-Statement to the 46th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) on the realization of children’s rights to a healthy environment. The Joint-Statement was delivered on 3 March 2021 by the Children’s Environmental Rights Initiative (CERI) and Child Rights Connect Working Group on Child Rights and the Environment in light of the […]

We are children, not soldiers!

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A report of the meeting of the Child Rights Connect working group against child soldiers Worldwide, there are 250,000 to 300,000 children currently fighting in combat. Their recruitment already starts from the age of 10. The longer a conflict goes on, the more (increasingly younger) children replace adults in these wars. They are forced to […]

The difficult conditions for children in Greek refugee camps

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In November 2016, the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance adopted General Policy Recommendation No. 16 regarding the protection of migrants against discrimination.  This tool draws particularly close attention to the protection of migrant children under irregular circumstances. The latter are among the most vulnerable as they are often unaccompanied[1]. Figure 1- The concept of […]

Child Labour: definition

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What is Child Labour: The term child labour is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and dignity and that is harmful to physical and mental development.1 Work which that is classified as child labour: – Work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children. Interferes […]

India’s Missing Daughters – Desire to have a male child and Female Infanticide in India

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In many Asian countries, deeply rooted traditions and a cultural preference for male children, but also discriminatory family and property laws have led to harmful practices which ensure the birth of a male child. These practices include sex selective abortions but also the post-natal killing or neglect of girl babies. Today, because of the deliberate […]

Children on Street

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General Comment No.21 (2017) The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has developed a General Comment on children in street situations. This is a monumental development at the highest level that will influence policy and practice at international, national and local levels. Children in street situations suffer multiple violations of their rights; they […]