Children’s rights: challenges and achievements in 2021

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The year we are slowly leaving behind has been another challenging year for children’s rights worldwide. Children around the world have been faced with many barriers hindering their opportunities to a fulfilled life, such as migration, exploitation, poverty, violence, discrimination, etc. The COVID-19 pandemic which struck a year before has continued to take its toll […]

The Canadian colonial state and the disappearance of Indigenous children – the continuing repercussions

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The recent discovery of unmarked graves containing the remains of Indigenous children has shaken Canada over the past few months, highlighting the veil that has been thrown over both the atrocities of the past and the current vulnerable situation – stemming primarily from the colonial context – in which Indigenous children and adults find themselves. […]

Afghan children’s rights under serious threat under the Taliban regime

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With the withdrawal of NATO troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban launched an offensive on multiple fronts to reconquer territory across the country. The Afghan army was overrun, continually losing ground, until on 15 August 2021, the Taliban conquered Kabul without significant effort. The president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, formerly given military support from the United […]

A call for India to join the Safe Schools Declaration

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Schools are the pillars upon which the flame of education shines bright. It is in acknowledging the pivotal necessity of safeguarding educational bodies that the Safe Schools Declaration was drafted. In this context, recently, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on India to endorse it. The ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of the Safe Schools Declaration  […]

COVID-19 and conflict-related sexual violence against children

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In occasion of the 7th official observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba addressed the issue of conflict-related sexual violence against children within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the worrisome situation of children born of […]

Physical and Virtual Violence (‘Bullying’) in Schools: A Worldwide Problem to Address

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Bullying is a long-lasting and, sadly, widespread problem. It is characterized by violent behaviors, both physically and mentally, towards subjects considered easy targets. Commonly the term ‘bullying’ is used to talk about the phenomenon in the school environment, when the average age is adolescence. With the emergence of social networks and, more generally, the increased […]

Children in Border and Asylum Procedures: Invisibility and Adult-Focus

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Children in border and asylum procedure face two significant issues (Pobjoy, 2017). On one hand, a child is still considered invisible in migration procedures, and on the other, an adult-focused legal framework is applied to children in these procedures. These shortcomings place migrant children not only at risk of rejection and deportation without having their […]

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’s Legal Helpline – a Helping Hand to End Child Rights Violation

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Humanium is an international non-profit organization which was founded on November 20, 2008 with the objective to improve the well-being of children worldwide and to put an end to the violations many children face. One of the multifaceted services provided by Humanium is its legal Helpline which offers legal assistance precisely to the victims of […]