Menstrual Stigma and Chhaupadi Practices

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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 […]

Armed Violence Against Children in Central America’s Northern Triangle

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Armed violence is a complex multidimensional phenomenon linked to high levels of inequality and exclusion, as well as institutional and structural constraints such as poor governance, weak rule of law, ineffective implementation of security strategies and high levels of impunity (UNICEF, 2020). This article will show the consequences armed violence has on children’s life, survival […]

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, […]

Abuse of Youth Athletes in Preparation for the Olympics Games in Japan

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In September 1990, Japan signed the United Convention on the Rights of the Child. Four years later, in April 1994, Japan ratified the Treaty, a document whose Article 32 outlines the rights of children to work without exploitation: “States Parties recognize the right of the child to be protected from economic exploitation and from performing […]

Domestic Violence and its Consequences on Children

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With the lockdown of millions of families, many children found themselves stuck at home with violent parents without the opportunity to ask for help. The isolation and the stressful atmosphere of the pandemic sometimes acted as a catalyser and some parents who usually were non-violent, had abusive behaviours. Whether it is psychological or physical violence, […]

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. […]