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. […]

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 […]