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11 Oct 2019
Since 2012, 11 October has been officially recognized as the International Day of Girls. According to the United Nations, ‘the day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the...
11 Oct 2019
The third monthly discussion meeting, organized by the Know-How Center for Alternative Care for Children, entitled ‘Value-Based or Evidence-Based Research? Don't Jump Off the Bridge!’ was held on 12 September, in the hall of the French Cultural...
11 Oct 2019
In 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM)—with support from the European Union—opened four new Temporary Reception Centres in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which are designated for vulnerable migrants: families and single men. The...

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10 Oct 2019
The article below was written by Maddie Grounds, content writer for the Immigration Advice Service, an organisation of immigration solicitors that help undocumented migrants to regulate their status in the UK.  The views expressed are that of the...
09 Oct 2019
On 8 October 2019, the Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, a document of unprecedented reach, was presented at the UN General Assembly by the independent expert, Manfred Nowak. Terre des hommes (Tdh) actively contributed by collecting...
08 Oct 2019
Between 1.3 and 1.5 million children are deprived of liberty worldwide, according to a new UN report. For this study, the children's aid organisation Terre des hommes collected testimonies from 274 children and adolescents. The majority of them have...
08 Oct 2019
Like all socialist countries in the former Soviet bloc, Bulgaria developed a state-based child care system in the second half of the 20th century. This system was based on the socialist ideology which allowed the state to control families and “shape...
08 Oct 2019
Few people associate the European Union with the protection of children’s rights. Most people think of it in terms of a single market and freedom of movement. But with greater economic integration comes massive social change. Unknown to many,...
07 Oct 2019
Certain words & phrases attract child predators. Parents can set the privacy settings on Facebook to 'extreme,' ensuring that posts are only seen by family and friends, and omitting hashtags. If, however, they decide to share, they should be...
06 Oct 2019
A recent study conducted by the University of Birmingham shows that children who are victims of various forms of child abuse or neglect are four times more prone to mental illnesses such as psychoses, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder than those...

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