International Day for the Abolition of Slavery – The fight is not over

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Slavery didn’t disappear with the end of the slave trade – it currently affects more than 40 million people around the world and takes a range of forms. Slavery primarily threatens all people considered to be vulnerable, and children are unfortunately part of this group. The fight for freedom isn’t going to stop any time […]

The Long Overdue Eradication of Violence Against Women and Girls

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Violence against girls and women is a devastating detriment to our planet and on the human population. The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – on 25th November 2019 – commemorates the impacts of this violence, and provides a chance to work towards the eradication of gender based violence in our world […]

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 […]

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 […]